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Sunday, December 4, 2016
Cardinal celebrates Mass at CAFOD
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¬†Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor received a warm welcome from staff and volunteers when he paid his first visit to the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development today. The Cardinal visited the agency's Brixton office to celebrate a special Mass on the Feast of the Epiphany to mark the end of CAFOD's fortieth anniversary year. Following the service the Cardinal said: "I am very happy to be with CAFOD at the end of its 40th year. The whole Catholic community is very proud of the work of CAFOD for the poor and the underprivileged of the world. It deserves our gratitude and support." CAFOD was started by a small group of women who initially collected money in their parishes for a baby clinic in Dominica. The response was overwhelming and the first Family Fast Day they held in 1960 raised £5,000. It soon became apparent that what they had started would grow into a huge undertaking and CAFOD was officially formed by the Bishops' Conference to co-ordinate the work.
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