CAFOD Pope Paul VI Memorial Lecture 2014 – Friday 7 November


We are delighted to have Bishop Sorondo speaking this year whose lecture will reflect on the two greatest challenges we face in a talk entitled The Challenge of our Times: Climate and Poverty – An Agenda for Social Inclusion and Sustainable Development”.  The Argentine Bishop shares his reflections on the relationship between climate and poverty at a crucial time for CAFOD, as we launch our new campaign.

Date & Time: Friday 7 November 2014, starting at 7pm,

doors will open at 6:30pm.

Venue:  Greenwood Theatre, King’s College London, London Bridge,SE1 3RA.

(The venue is accessible for wheelchairs and has a hearing loop.)

Speaker: Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo

   Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences  and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

 Chair: Julie Etchingham

   ITV News at Ten presenter and journalist

 The lecture is free of charge but please do register in advance.

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or contact us at the CAFOD Southwark office on 020 8466 9901 /

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2013 Pope Paul VI Memorial lecture

A billion reasons to believe in Africa: The long march from “the hopeless continent” to “the spiritual lung of humanity”.

Join us for the 2013 Pope Paul VI Memorial lecture by Fr Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, SJ (Provincial of East Africa Jesuit Province) and chaired by Shelagh Fogarty.

Friday 18th October, 7pm, at The Greenwood Theatre, King’s College London, 55 Weston Street, SE1 3RA

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Tickets are Free but must be booked in advance, so get in there quick and book tickets online here, or contact CAFOD on 020 7095 5684 or

When we think of Africa, how many of us see the stereotyped vision of a dusty, hot place filled with people struggling to survive? How can this Africa possibly find a way out of its situation? Or has it now thrown off its “hopeless continent” image? And how can we apply the teachings of the Catholic Church to the issues of development and social advancement? In his lecture Fr Orobator will look beyond the stereotypes of Africa to explore turning points in the continent’s history, its contribution to the wider world and reasons for hope in its future.