Six years on from Pope Francis’ visit to Lampedusa

Pope Francis offered a Mass ijn St Peter’s Basilica in Rome on Monday (8th July) commemorating his visit to Lampedusa six years ago, praying for all migrants who have either died or been abused along their route.
“On this sixth anniversary of the visit to Lampedusa, my thoughts go out to those ‘least ones’ who daily cry out to the Lord, asking to be freed from the evils that afflict them,” 
“These least ones are abandoned and cheated into dying in the desert; these least ones are tortured, abused and violated in detention camps; these least ones face the waves of an unforgiving sea; these least ones are left in reception camps too long for them to be called temporary,”

Our Lady’s School in Hereford remembers plight of refugees

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Just before the children broke up for the Christmas holidays, CAFOD visited Our Lady’s RC Primary School in Hereford to talk to the children about the legacy of the Year of Mercy and the plight of refugees around the world. Continue reading

Our Lady Star of the Sea in Mumbles

Fr Mansel Usher and OLSS parishioners with Lampedusa Cross

Fr Mansel Usher and OLSS parishioners with the Lampedusa Cross

The parish of Our Lady Star of the Sea in Mumbles hosted a talk by CAFOD on the Year of Mercy on Friday 22 July at 7 pm.

 

This presentation offered an opportunity to delve into and discover some of the deeper themes of what Pope Francis is hinting at in this Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.

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