Door of Mercy in Swansea’s oldest church and the Lampedusa Cross

Canon Flook with parishioner from St David's Priory

The oldest Roman Catholic Church in Swansea is also one of the designated Holy Doors of Mercy in Menevia.

And we are delighted to announce that St David’s Priory has been hosting a Lampedusa Cross since Thursday 29 September where it is due to remain until Monday 10 October.

Canon Michael Flook, V.F. and his parish community invited CAFOD’s Community Participation Co-ordinator in Menevia, Therese Warwick, to give a presentation around the Year of Mercy.

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Lunchtime talk with Cardinal Bo from Myanmar


Cardinal Charles Maung Bo Archbishop of Yangon

Cardinal Charles Bo is the first Cardinal from a south-east Asian country.

Born on 29 Oct 1948 near Mandalay, Burma, he was ordained a priest of the Salesians of Don Bosco order on 9th April, 1976.

He is an outspoken voice on human rights, religious freedom and inter-religious harmony, justice and peace building in his country.

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Inspiring Young Future Leaders


After the great success of the conference’s launch last year we again decided to equip students from across Wales to take the lead in their communities and tackle social injustices such as poverty. Sixth Formers from across Wales gathered at Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School in Bridgend for a day on leadership training, looking at how they can unlock their leadership potential to help work for a better and safer world.

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Welsh teens meet Jenny Willott MP on trip to parliament

MP visit

Jenny Willott, Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, met sixth form students from St David’s College when they visited the Houses of Parliament as part of an event organised by CAFOD to encourage young people to engage with politics, campaigning and to develop their leadership skills. Continue reading

Chaplains Charity Concert for CAFOD with Curry!

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St Richard Gwyn High School in Barry invite you all to come along for an evening of entertainment on April 3rd 6.30-8.30pm.

The event is taking place to raise money for CAFOD. There will be music from across the world performed by St Richard Gwyn students and pupils from St Illtyd’s High School. It will include Gamalan from Bali, Kitar from India, African drumming and much more!

To top it all off the school will be providing curry for all attendees!

Tickets are £5 each or £12 for a family ticket and all are welcome.