Displaying the projects behind the stadiums

While the football gave the underdog a chance – from Columbia to Costa Rica – and Brazil crashed out before the final, there are people in the favelas who are still nursing hopes that hosting the FIFA World Cup will bring them some reward.

During the year people in Brazil protested that the money being spent on the World Cup would be better spent on homes, hospitals and schools.

On the even of the World Cup we received news from Mauá that the community were not being evicted and had been granted leave to remain in their homes in the hotel building that they had converted.

Connect2 Brazil World Cup Display

Celebrating the work that CAFOD does in Brazil, particularly in the Connect2 communities of Mauá and Divineia, the parish of Our Lady and the English Martyrs (Cambridge) created a display in the church to promote what is happening behind the stadiums.

 

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