CAFOD walkers embark on around the world refugee solidarity challenge!

Volunteers from the Westminster Diocese are joining thousands of others to help complete a 24,900-mile walk around the world in solidarity with refugees.

On 15 May, a group of walkers embarked on a three-week journey to walk over 150 miles around the London loop as part of CAFOD’s Share the Journey campaign.

Day 1: Elstree to Cockfosters, Ann Milner and John Scott from Hitchin Parish and Laura, Jane and Chris Ousley

Day 1: Elstree to Cockfosters, Ann Milner and John Scott from Hitchin Parish and Laura, Jane and Chris Ouseley

Ann Milner, who organised the walk, said: “As a contribution to CAFOD’s campaign, the parish of Our Lady Immaculate and St Andrew, Hitchin is organising a pilgrimage around the London Outer Orbital Path, known as the LOOP, consisting of a series of prayerful day walks taking place between May and June 2018.”

The first day’s walk began at Elstree and finished 11 miles later in Cockfosters. Continue reading

EVENT: Share the Journey Walk

Go Loopy to Share the Journey.

Pope Francis has launched Share the Journey, a new global campaign to stand up for the rights of refugees and migrants. In support of this initiative, CAFOD is asking its supporters to help to walk 24,901 miles – the distance around the whole world!

Share the Journey

Share the Journey

See CAFOD’s website  for more information.

As a contribution to CAFOD’s campaign, the parish of Our Lady Immaculate and St Andrew, Hitchin is organising a pilgrimage around the London Outer Orbital Path (the LOOP) consisting of a series of prayerful day walks taking place between May and June 2018.

Join us and Go Loopy to Share the Journey! Continue reading

Parishioners in Westminster share Brazilian families’ joy after campaign success

Thank you CAFOD Supporters!

#FicaMauá – Let them stay

#FicaMauá – Let them stay

Thanks to the parishioners from across the Westminster Diocese who were amongst the 4,000 people to support a CAFOD petition, to express our solidarity with1,000 people in São Paulo.

We are delighted to report the community at Maua will approach this Christmas safe in the knowledge that they no longer face eviction from their home.

In September 2017, CAFOD launched a campaign to halt the eviction of around 1,000 people living in the abandoned hotel in the centre of São Paulo, Brazil. Continue reading