What does CAFOD do?

We are an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

We reach out to people living in poverty with practical help, whatever their religion or culture. Through our global Church network, one of the largest in the world, we have the potential to reach everyone. And we campaign for global justice, so that every woman, man and child can live a full and dignified life.

How to get involved with CAFOD

Whether you donate, campaign, download prayers or volunteer you are saving lives and helping us ensure that no one is beyond reach of the love and care they need.

Lent fundraising

This Lent in lockdown, you and your family can help transform the lives of people like Abdella.

Prayers for Lent

Our beautiful Lenten prayers and reflections offer you the opportunity to reflect on your own or in your parish.

Children and young people

Explore our fundraising, prayer and learning resources for schools to challenge and inspire your students this term.

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Lent Appeal: The longest journey

Abdella is about to start a journey that is a matter of life and death. It is the long walk for water that keeps his family alive.

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