Volunteers from around the South West region which, in CAFOD terms, includes the Archdiocese of Cardiff and the diocese of Menevia, travelled to St Bonaventure’s parish in Bristol to meet country representatives who are working in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ethiopia.
The day was organised by our colleague, Elizabeth Baldwin who covers the Clifton diocese.
Facilitating the day, was Rachel McCarthy, who is part of the Theology team based in Romero House, CAFOD’s head office in London.
It was an excellent opportunity to hear first hand from people who are working on the ground, the enormous challenges and injustices that so many of our brothers and sisters face around the world face on a daily basis.
A shared lunch was enjoyed by all and the opportunity to ask questions and hear testimonies from the individual speakers was very welcome.
What was surprising for some present, was how the Country Reps were also just as interested in hearing about how we work in our schools and parishes in England and Wales and there was a great exchange of views.
The feedback from volunteers who were able to attend was that the day was a very rewarding experience.
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