Feb 24, 2015

Fr Derek Leonard interview with Trócaire

Fr Derek Leonard interview with Trócaire Last November he visited Ethiopia to learn about this years Lenten campaign. Here he speaks about those he met and places he visited. Please click the link below to watch the video


Trocaire is an agency of the Irish bishops conference. It offers us, as church, both the opportunity to make a difference, and the education to understand our responsibilities as Christians in a world where the poor suffer unfairly.


Communities all over the world are struggling to survive in the face of drought, storms and floods. Each year we make an effort during Lent to become aware of what this really means for people by telling the story of one child, one family, one village. This years focus country is Ethiopia.


Mahlet (13) is the girl on this year's Trócaire Box. She comes from a small mountainous village in northern Ethiopia that is suffering from an ongoing drought due to climate change. The community are working harder than ever to support themselves, but the unreliable rainfall is making it difficult to grow their crops. Trócaire is working to change this.

With your support we are helping hard working communities in some of the poorest parts of the world to adapt to the changing climate, and grow food for their families to eat. For children like Mahlet, fighting drought means better health and more nutritious food.

Introducing Lent’ – Short Video:


Our Lenten Resources newsletter this year has information about Trocaire

and a special article from our Trocaire Diocesan delegate, Fr Derek Leonard,

who visited Mahlet and her family in Ethiopia last November.

You can read his story HERE