Share The Journey

Share the journey

Humber Bridge

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.

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Community in Middlesbrough gathers to show solidarity with refugees

More than 100 people gathered together for an inspiring liturgy event to show solidarity with refugees in Middlesbrough.

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The solidarity liturgy was attended by over 100 people

The event included prayer, music and reflection at The Holy Name of Mary Church in Linthorpe.

A Lampedusa Cross was on show at the liturgy, which is a symbol of hope for refugees.

The cross was made by Italian carpenter Francesco Tuccio, who used shipwrecked refugee boats in 2013. Aid agency CAFOD has sent one to every cathedral in England and Wales.

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All Welcome at Middlesbrough Refugee Liturgy

All are welcome to join together for a refugee solidarity liturgy in Middlesbrough.

Lampedusa Cross

The Lampedusa Cross

The event will be an hour of prayer, music and reflection on Wednesday May 3 at 7pm at The Holy Name of Mary Church in Linthorpe.
A Lampedusa Cross will be on show at the evening, which is a symbol of hope for refugees.

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