There are so many people who have been displaced, forced into exile, terrorised into becoming refugees and asylum seekers. One of the terrible facts according to Bishop Drainey’s article published in April’s Voice (Middlesbrough diocesan newspaper), is that “people become displaced persons every 20 minutes, and that half of the world’s refugees are children”.
Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, right from the beginning of his ministry has urged us not to ignore the plight of our brothers and sisters who find themselves in such situations. We need to Share The Journey with them.
As a response to the walk inspired by Pope Francis and to be in solidarity with our brothers and sisters, CAFOD is organising a walk. see details below, Parishes, Communities and schools can join in this walk. World leaders will be shown how strongly we, the people of this country feel about the plight of those afflicted. People can organise their own walk and let us know if you do and share any photographs, so we can display them on our social media platforms.
Humber Bridge Cross, On Saturday 12th May From 2:00 – 5:00pm
There will be solidarity walk across Humber Bridge in Hull, to reflect on the journey’s made by so many refugees, migrants and displaced people around the world. the miles will be added to CAFOD’s target of 24,900 – the distance around the world.
For more details contact Sheila Swift on 01482 348272 or Norah Hanson 01482 802814.