CAFOD Portsmouth marches at G20 rally!

CAFOD Portsmouth supporters in Hyde Park

CAFOD Portsmouth supporters in Hyde Park

Thank you, you wonderful CAFOD Portsmouth campaigners old and new who “gave up” their busy Saturday yesterday to be with us
at the “Put People First” rally in London!
I hope you will all agree that it was amazing to read in the BBC news in the evening that over 35,000 people took part – it is great that we have been able to send such a strong message out to the world leaders ahead of this ever-so-important G20 meeting.
After a really inspirational ecumenical service at the Methodist Central Hall, we “Portsmouth supporters” gathered outside together with the rest of the CAFOD crowd, and armed with colorful banners, whistles and loud voices off we went to join the march.
As expected, the atmosphere in the march was very family-friendly and it was great to see so many groups and people coming from different backgrounds, faiths and walks of life to be united so powerfully for such an important cause. The walk was very luckily blessed with sunshine (and we managed to fight the wind threatening to destroy banners!!) and the rain later in the afternoon did not stop committed campaigners from listening to the inspirational speakers at the rally in Hyde Park, including our very own CAFOD partner Fr Joe Komakoma.
For those of you who there… please send us your pictures, we would love to publish them, and we would love to hear your comments on the rally – so dont forget to “Leave a reply” below!
For those of you who were not there, we hope we gave you a feeling of how lovely and energising the day was and now more than ever we must keep praying for this summit, that it might bring about a real positive change.
Stay up-to-date with all the latest news on the march and on the summit by checking http://www.cafod.org.uk/peoplefirst on the main CAFOD Website.

Here we are ready to march! :)

Here we are ready to march! 🙂

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