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Senegal: Grants for Pilgrimage to Mecca and Rome

Mamadou Sarr on assirou.net reveals [fr] how much money Senegal provides for pilgrimages: “The Senegalese government subsidizes the pilgrimage to Mecca to the tune of 1 billion 350 million CFA Francs [around 2.8 million USD] on years when no Christian pilgrimage to Rome is organised, and 1 billion CFA [around 2.1 million USD], on years like the current one, when both pilgrimages occur. The administration grants 350 million CFA Francs [around 746,000 USD] to the Christian pilgrimage every two years.”

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