CAFOD, CSAN and JRS Year of Mercy, refugee actions

CAFOD, CSAN and JRS, inspired by the Year of Mercy, have collaborated to produce two fantastic new resources in solidarity with refugees.

Lampedusa cross action card

The action features inspirational quotes from Pope Francis on the front and back. On the inside of the card, there’s an explanation of why the symbol of the Lampedusa Cross has been used:

“Sicilian carpenter Francesco Tuccio made rough crosses from the wreckage of a boat carrying refugees that sank off the island of Lampedusa. The crosses were offered to survivors as a symbol of their rescue and sign of hope.”

You are invited to write a message of hope for refugees on a tear-off part of the card, which will feature in a special event at the end of the year and shared with refugees in the UK and around the world.

You can request action cards from Cafod – click here

Once filled out, you can return your action card with the following Year of Mercy refugee action organiser response form

“In this Year of mercy, Pope Francis invites us all to make a pilgrimage.” We have produced a range of group pilgrimages to be carried out wherever the group deems fitting.

To accompany the pilgrimages, available on the above link, we have

and a

When you complete a group pilgrimage, ask your pilgrimage leader to return the

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Caroline Grogan, Communications and Media Officer.