The Bishop of Salford is to visit Sheffield to speak to local people about his experiences of poverty and development.
Bishop John Arnold
The talk, entitled “Poverty or Simplicity? Survival or development?” is taking place at 7.30pm on Thursday May 18 at Our Lady and St Thomas Church in Sheffield, and will be hosted by Bishop John Arnold, who visited the Central American countries of Nicaragua and El Salvador in November 2016.
El Salvador was badly affected by a civil war which lasted over a decade from 1980 until 1992.
Bishop John, who is chair of the Catholic aid agency CAFOD, will share his thoughts from his ten-day trip to Central America where he saw for himself some of the important work the charity does with communities in Nicaragua and El Salvador.
Notre Dame High School Young Leaders
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve had a passion for helping others. I was always the first one there to put money in the charity box or to purchase a wristband and badge at a fundraising stall. My mother has always taught me to be a generous person and says that, sometimes, the smallest actions can create the biggest impact.
On Sunday 22nd May 2016, I visited St. Peter’s Church, Ellesmere, in the hope that my small gesture may indeed amount to something much bigger.
Once I had learnt about CAFOD’s World Gifts and enlightened others through assemblies at school, I felt the urge to spread the message to a wider community. I was amazed at how CAFOD could change so many people’s lives in this way and knew that it was my duty to pass this idea on to others. My initial instinct was to contact my childhood parish and try to organise a five minute slot where I could introduced CAFOD’s work on a deeper level and perhaps encourage others to get involved. Naturally, they had already heard about CAFOD and were more than happy for me to come in and speak to their congregation: I was delighted!
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