Jean and I are the CAFOD focal points for Christ The King. We try to promote CAFOD’s role within the parish, and an important part of this is providing information that may be useful or helpful to any who wish to find out about CAFOD’s work. We will use this spot on the parish web-site to say a bit more about events or campaigns, or meetings that we have attended, and try to give a picture that’s fuller than can be put in the bulletin or pinned to the noticeboard. We hope you find it interesting and, maybe, useful. We’ll update it weekly or fortnightly and would welcome any thoughts or questions you may have in response – our number is 419439. Mark Wallis

As the Covid-19 situation continues to change, our support to CAFOD in speaking up for marginalised and vulnerable communities around the world is as vital as ever. CAFOD will adapt their campaign plans to reflect the new situation to ensure that they remain an effective voice for these communities.

CAFOD is extremely concerned about the impact the virus will have on people in developing countries with healthcare systems much more fragile than our own. In some countries, there are almost no intensive care hospital beds or ventilators. The virus in these areas is likely to be devastating and will exacerbate the inequalities and injustices that these people already face.

The coronavirus has now spread worldwide, with confirmed cases in many countries where CAFOD works. Its effects in countries with poor health systems may be devastating. CAFOD has launched an appeal to enable us to support their work in protecting lives. To donate, please go to the CAFOD website, where it is featured on the front page.