UK Aid budget
The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and the Archbishop of Canterbury have joined forces to condemn cuts to the UK’s Aid budget that will do “real damage” to Yemen, Syria and South Sudan and other countries in crisis.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishop Justin Welby told the Evening Standard that “balancing the books during a pandemic on the backs of the world’s poorest is not acceptable.”
The Year of St Joseph
The Tablet reports that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, formerly Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, has praised his successor’s devotion to St Joseph and thanked Pope Francis for launching a special year dedicated to the saint.
Bath Abbey has installed an innovative new eco-heating system, making use of the hot water springs for which the town of Bath is famous.
Coronavirus is spreading rapidly in Zimbabwe, against a background of economic crisis and widespread hunger.
But the support and generosity you've shown to CAFOD's Lent appeals mean that their network of local experts is in place to provide practical help to the families who need it.
In a preface to Vatican document Pastoral Orientations on Climate Displaced People, the Pope, paraphrasing the famous quotation from Hamlet, wrote “To see or not to see” the effects of climate change in the lives of our brothers and sisters “is the question that leads us to the answer in action together.” Read more
Parish Easter workshop - the results!
Wednesday 14 April, 7:30pm, on Zoom.
Join in for an opportunity to chat with parish friends old and new, partly all together and partly in smaller groups.
The Zoom link will be sent to those on the parish mailing list (see below) nearer the time.
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The usual parish newsletter has been suspended during the pandemic.