CAFOD Rep from Zambia to speak in Diocese – Thursday 13th July

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Florence from Zambia who turned little fish into big fish and was the focus for Lent 2017.

CAFOD Salford is delighted to be hosting the visit of Mwila Malumbi, our representative in Zambia – who oversees Sr Yvonne’s ‘Big Fish’ project which helped Florence pictured above and others like her.

This will be a great opportunity for us to find out about some of the projects Mwila is involved with and for her to find out what our supporters and volunteers do here in Salford, that enables her team to do such brilliant work with our partners on our behalf. Continue reading

Hear from CAFOD’s partners in Zambia

In preparation for Lent Fast Day we are excited to have Sister Yvonne Mwalua Mwilia visiting, to tell us about the work of CAFOD’s partners in Zambia.

Join us on Saturday 11th February, 2.30-4.30 at All Saints, Carrington Lane, Ashton-on-Mersey, M33 5LW to hear Sister Yvonne speak and find out more.

Poster with information on event with Sr Yvonne

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Sister Yvonne Mwalula Mwila is from Zambia and is the Mother Superior of the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Mbala, northern Zambia. She devotes her time to some of the poorest, most vulnerable people in Zambia helping them to make a living as well as training them with new skills.

She says of her mission: “The founder of our congregation told us: ‘First sisters, go to places that nobody wants to go. Go and save the poor and the vulnerable. Do what others don’t want to do – especially if it is for the poor and the most vulnerable. The moment you forget Christ and the poor, you cease to exist.’”

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Bishop John’s CAFOD Talk in Burnley

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Bishop John addresses the audience in Burnley

On Saturday Bishop John Arnold was in Burnley to inform CAFOD supporters and other interested individuals from around the Diocese of Salford about his visit to Zambia and Zimbabwe during August of last year. The talk was well attended and the Bishop was welcomed by Fr Michael Waters, parish priest of St John the Baptist’s Burnley, whose parish hosted the talk.

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The audience in Burnley await the start of Bishop John’s talk.

The bishop was then introduced by Stephen Burrowes, Community Participation Coordinator at CAFOD Salford. Stephen thanked the audience for attending and emphasised how the generosity of local people in the Diocese of Salford allows CAFOD to support the most needy communities around the world.  Bishop John is Chair of the Board of Trustees of CAFOD and it was in this capacity as Chair of Trustees that he visited CAFOD funded projects in Zambia and Zimbabwe during August 2015.

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