Jesuit priest – Fr Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Blasco – who lives in Guatemala visited CAFOD in December 2013. While he was here he he spoke firsthand about the challenges presented by climate change in his home parish in Central America.
Young CAFOD supporters have given politicians food for thought at a meeting in Parliament on the issue of global hunger.
Two students from Notre Dame High School in East Anglia joined other young people from across England and Wales to meet MPs and peers at a national event in Parliament on Wednesday 26 March. CAFOD organised this event as part of our Hungry for Change campaign – calling on the Prime Minister to provide greater support to small-scale farmers, who are being hit first and worst by the effects of climate change. Continue reading
Launching the campaign, Pope Francis said:
“We are in front of a global scandal of around one billion – one billion people who still suffer from hunger today. We cannot look the other way and pretend this does not exist. The food available in the world is enough to feed everyone. The parable of the multiplication of the loaves and fish teaches us exactly this: that if there is the will, what we have never ends. On the contrary, it abounds and does not get wasted.”
In Pope Francis’ message, he explained that this is “an invitation to become more conscious in our food choices, which often lead to waste and a poor use of the resources available to us. It is also a reminder to stop thinking that our daily actions do not have an impact on the lives of those who suffer from hunger firsthand.”