National gathering of Catholic Gypsy and Traveller support network

The 2008 national gathering of the Catholic Gypsy and Traveller support network takes place at the Focolare Centre for Unity in Welwyn Garden City from Wednesday 5 to Thursday 6 March.

The gathering will bring together priests, religious and lay people who provide services to or are involved in a ministry to Gypsies and Travellers and others who are sympathetic to their concerns. It will provide an opportunity for informal sharing and for exploring issues of common interest.

To find out more contact Liz Taite on 020 7901 4828.

I hate to be a cynical person but why all of a sudden the great interest of the Catholic Church in Gypsies (and Travellers). I can understand that they want to minister to the Irish Travellers as most if not all of them are Irish Catholics but why the interest, suddenly, in the Gypsy, the Romani?

Mind you, I rather have the Catholic Church than the Pentecostalists any day, but I am just asking...

Michael Smith (Veshengro), March 2008