In response to a call from the Pope three parishes in the Henley Constituency joined forces to meet with John to discuss issues relating to foreign aid, the environment and poverty. The virtual meeting included representatives from the parishes of Our Lady and St John, Goring on Thames, Our Lady of Lourdes, Wheatley, and St Joseph’s, Thame.
John said: “It was good to meet with the CAFOD representatives from parishes within the constituency and hear first hand their views on foreign aid and the international campaign. Issues concerning the environment and equality. These are being discussed by people of different faiths and of no faith and are key issues for the Government. I am always interested to discuss these issues with different groups.
The meeting arose from the campaign Parliament in your Parish which has been led by CAFOD, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development