In July a group of young people from dioceses across England and Wales travelled with CAFOD to Brazil for World Youth Day. Marianne, from Greenwich, was part of the group and she visited us in the Southwark Office today to tell us all about her experience.
The group started their pilgrimage in São Paulo and visited some of the communities that CAFOD’s partners APOIO and MDF work with including meeting some families in one of Brazil’s largest favelas – Electropaulo. They then traveled on to Rio, where they joined in celebrations with thousands of other young people from around the world.
Marianne had a fantastic time and described the pilgrimage as an experience she would never forget. Marianne recorded a brilliant and moving video diary while she was there documenting her experience you can watch an installment from the begining of Marianne’s journey below: