CAFOD welcomes Pope's Message for World Day of Prayer for Season of Creation

Image: Caritas Gokwe/CAFOD

Image: Caritas Gokwe/CAFOD

CAFOD has welcomed Pope Francis' Message for the World Day of Prayer for Season of Creation.

Neil Thorns, Director of Advocacy at CAFOD, said: "We join Pope Francis in his strong and urgent call for just and sustainable societies, able to take care of both people and the environment. The Coronavirus has highlighted the inequalities and injustices that already existed in our world. Pope Francis urges us all to make sure the world's poorest people are not forgotten as countries look to rebuild from this pandemic.

"His message at the start of the season of creation highlights the need for action on debt cancellation so poor countries can spend money on health not debt. He calls for urgent action on climate, nature, and biodiversity at the two big international meetings next year and that companies must stop illegal deforestation and the destruction of our world. Pope Francis is giving us hope, we know the problems and solutions now is the opportunity for politics and policies to change."

Picture shows Marian and Svondo - their vegetable plot is thriving, and they are able to live on the vegetables. The Ministry of Health has given them advice on staying safe while maintaining their garden - using a handwashing station and soap provided by Caritas to wash their hands, and taking turns to come and water the plants with the other members of the club."

Read Pope Francis' Message for World Day of Prayer for Season of Creation:

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