Welcoming the Stranger

"Our world is facing a refugee crisis of a magnitude not seen since the Second World War... We must not be taken aback by their numbers, but rather view them as persons, seeing their faces and listening to their stories,trying to respond as best we can to their situation".

Pope Francis, September 2015

CAFOD have produced a booklet, outlining Church teaching as applied to the migrant crisis. Read it here

How you can help

Write a message of hope for refugees.We’ll make sure that your messages go to refugees in the UK and around the world. Visit cafod.org.uk/yearofmercy

Consider giving to CAFOD’s work
n the UK and around the world.
Visit cafod.org.uk/yearofmercy

Consider giving to CAFOD’s work with refugees as they arrive in Europe, or CSAN members’ support for refugees in the UK.You could also support a local refugee project with offers of skills, money, time or goods, depending on what
they need.
Visit catholicnews.org.uk/refugee-crisis

Find out about the causes of the refugee crisis and the situation facing refugees in the UK. Be prepared to hallenge stereotypes and misconceptions when you hear them.
Visit refugeecouncil.org.uk/truth

Ask your congregation to pray for an end to the conflicts and injustices that force refugees to leave their communities, and to pray that asylum seekers and refugees will be welcomed and respected within the UK.
Visit cafod.org.uk/prayers



One Climate, One World

God has given us an abundant world to tend and share. Yet all over the world we can see how we have failed to protect our planet.

We are inspired by Pope Francis who has spoken out in his Laudato Si' encyclical about climate change, growing global inequality and the destruction of nature as the greatest threats facing the human family.

In communities where CAFOD works, many are suffering from more frequent and extreme floods, storms, or droughts, pushing the most vulnerable people further into poverty. And farming families are struggling with more unpredictable seasons, meaning crops fail and livestock die because of a lack of food and water.

Out of love for our sisters and brothers worldwide, we are called to respond.Watch the video to find out more.


What we’re calling for

  • prevent climate change pushing people deeper into poverty
  • support the transition from polluting fossil fuels to sustainable energy for all.


What we can do

 One in five people don't have access to the energy they need. You can help to change this. Write to your MP to call on the UK government to bring power to the poorest people overseas.

There are things we can all do to better care for creation and love our neighbours – from emailing to politicians to saving energy at home or at church to spreading the word about the campaign in your parish.