We are so blessed in the Archdiocese. All of us have a special place that we love to visit. Maybe it’s our local park, the spectacular Brecon Beacons, the meandering Wye in Herefordshire or the beautiful coastline of Pembrokeshire. They are all places we treasure. Continue reading
Back in September 2016 Pope Francis added “To Care for our Common Home” to the traditional sets of both the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
And, in case you missed it, he has shown his openness to “newness” once again – this time on All Saints, November 1 by offering six new Beatitudes for our times. Continue reading
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.
Before these summits we have an opportunity to demonstrate to governments around the world that we care about refugees and we want our own countries to do more to support them and to find a long-term solution to the refugee crisis.
A large and varied group of organisations including CAFOD, Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) and others are working together to host a march in central London on September 17. Continue reading
The Lampedusa Cross is continuing its journey across the Archdiocese of Cardiff and for the past fortnight has been hosted at St Helen’s in Caerphilly.
One of our loyal volunteers, Berenice Williams, was on hand to help with the CAFOD display which is accompanying the Lampedusa Cross and which draws on some of Pope Francis’ teachings about Welcoming the Stranger, especially during this Holy Year of Mercy.
“We ourselves need to see, and then to enable others to see, that migrants and refugees… are brothers and sisters to be welcomed, respected and loved.” Pope Francis