Posts Tagged “CAFOD”

Share the Journey: Pope Francis urges people to press governments over dignity of people on the move

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Share the Journey: Pope Francis urges people to press governments over dignity of people on the move

Pope Francis has declared this time a ‘unique opportunity’ to press governments to make global commitments which place the human dignity of people on the move at their heart. He  launched the campaign on Wednesday 27 September, meeting and embracing migrants during his weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square, saying: “Hope is the desire to…

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#RefugeesWelcome march this weekend, prayer service + other events

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#RefugeesWelcome march this weekend, prayer service + other events

Friday 16th Culture Night Belfast is an evening of over 250 free events across the Cathedral Quarter of the city. Write to Refuge is organised by Oxfam Ireland and between 3pm and 9pm there will be an interactive exhibition highlighting the stories and plight of people forced to flee their homes by conflict and persecution. From…

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EU-Turkey agreement “has now divided the refugees in Greece into two distinct groups”

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EU-Turkey agreement “has now divided the refugees in Greece into two distinct groups”

Matthew Carter is CAFOD’s Humanitarian Director. He writes on the aid agency’s blog about a family who fled the conflict in Syria and took the dangerous sea journey to Greece. Waleed, his wife and 4-year-old son borrowed money to make the journey. The short sea crossing cost them $1,850 and they shared their journey with 70…

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Aleppo bishop: two-thirds of Syria’s Christians have left the country

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Aleppo bishop: two-thirds of Syria’s Christians have left the country

Agence France-Presse (AFP) report comments given by the Chaldean Catholic bishop Antoine Audo in a press conference in the UN headquarters in Geneva on Wednesday that two-thirds of Syria’s Christians have left the country. The Aleppo bishop said that the exodus was even greater in his northern city: only approximately 40,000 of the one time…

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Prayer – Love Your Neighbour

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Prayer – Love Your Neighbour

Love your neighbour Jesus, friend and brother, You know what it is like to be hungry and thirsty. You know the plight of the stranger who is made unwelcome. You know the suffering of all who have lost everything. We pray that by welcoming refugees we may show love for our neighbour and draw closer…

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CAFOD (Catholic Agency For Overseas Development)

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CAFOD (Catholic Agency For Overseas Development)

CAFOD (Catholic Agency For Overseas Development) are the official aid agency for the Catholic Church in England and Wales. Guided by the values of compassion, solidarity and hope, we are rooted in the Catholic community. Together, with the help of our volunteers, we put our faith into action to help our sisters and brothers living…

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