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Walking the Way of the Cross in the Footsteps of Refugees

26 September at 7.30pm

at St Patrick’s Church, Barnsley Road, Sheffield, S5 0QF

Refreshments afterwards

Contact:  Andrew Crowley,

andrewcrowley03@talktalk.net

Phone: 0114 242 6719

 

  Pope Francis calls us all to share the journey with those who are forced to flee their homes and families.  The CAFOD campaign, Share the Journey, calls on world leaders meeting at the UN in September to put the human dignity of people on the move at the heart of the two compacts they will be discussing: one on refugees; one on migration.

  Every minute, twenty people around the world are newly displaced.  Half the growing number of refugees are children.

  So campaigners are asking our Government and others to ensure there is a compassionate response which:

  • respects human dignity
  • protects the vulnerable
  • supports host countries
  • keeps families together
  • tackles the reasons why people migrate

Share the Journey Prayer

God our refuge,

you share the journey with migrants and refugees,

lightening their footsteps with hope.

For you, Lord, are close to the broken-hearted.

Pour out your Spirit upon world leaders.

May they see the tragedies of our human family,

and be moved to respond with

wisdom, compassion and courage.

Open our eyes and hearts

to the God-given dignity of all your people.

Move us to welcome our neighbours,

and so bear witness to your love.

Through Christ our Lord,  Amen.

Rachel McCarthy, CAFOD