Bishop John Sherrington talks of his experience of CAFOD’s work in Zambia and Zimbabwe

Thank you to Bishop John Sherrington and CAFOD’s  Noreen Lockhart who gave a talk on their recent visits to Zambia and Zimbabwe on Wednesday 26 June.


More than 50 CAFOD supporters gathered in the Focolare Centre for Unity, Welwyn Garden City, to hear Bishop John and Noreen speak about the impact of CAFOD’s work in the two countries. During their trip they visited a school for over 600 children which had previously had no access to water or toilets. This had led to sickness among many students and teachers. Thanks to your support of CAFOD in Lent 2012, our partners have built latrines and helped them gain access to clean water, as well as training local people to maintain them.

Noreen and Bishop John also visited an inspirational CAFOD partner who supports people living with HIV/AIDS. The St Francis Care Centre is run by a dedicated group of Irish religious sisters who have worked in the region for over 30 years. Their work has helped people living with HIV to continue to live fulfilling and dignified lives.

Thanks again to Noreen , Bishop John and the Focolare Centre for Unity for organising the evening and to all who came along to hear their inspiring stories.

If you would like to hear a first-hand account about CAFOD’s work, why not book a place at one of our upcoming meetings in Oakwood? On Wednesday 17 July at 2pm CAFOD worker Nikki Evans will be hosting a talk on her experiences of CAFOD’s work in Bolivia. Later in the year, on Saturday 14 September, there will also be a talk about our work in Nicaragua and Guatemala. Each of these talks will take place at the Benedictine Centre, Church of Christ the King, N14 4HE. To find out more and to book places for either event, contact the CAFOD Westminster office on 0208-449-6970 or

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