Saturday 4th February 2017 saw the launch of Caritas Diocese of Shrewsbury, the official Caritas agency to co-ordinate Catholic social action in the Diocese.
Mike Kane, MP for Sale and Wythenshawe East, spoke to some 140 participants of the difficulties which emerge in his constituency, and how he looks to the faith communities to support initiatives which will alleviate suffering and isolation.
Phil McCarthy, Chief Executive of Caritas Social Action Network, also spoke at the event, presenting Shrewsbury’s link to Caritas nationally, the history of Caritas in Europe and the legacy those in the Shrewsbury Diocese will be continuing.
The event culminated with Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Mark Davies.
Mary Kilcoyne, Chief Executive of Caritas Shrewsbury, said, “I was delighted that so many people from different parts of the Diocese were able to join us on the day. There was a great atmosphere and Caritas staff were kept busy answering questions and talking about what they were achieving on the frontline. The event was a great expression of the hope for the Diocese in its commitment to social action.”
Phil McCarthy said, “We are really pleased to see the launch of the seventh Caritas diocesan agency in England and Wales. We wish Caritas Shrewsbury every success and look forward to working with them and building the Caritas family together!”
Photo (left to right): Mike Kane, MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East; Mary Kilcoyne, CEO of Caritas Shrewsbury; Bishop Mark Davies, and Phil McCarthy, CEO of Caritas Social Action Network