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Visiting Traveller Families in Bow and Hackney

On Saturday 15 October, Bishop Paul McAleenan visited Traveller families in Hackney and Bow. He was accompanied by Sr Petronia Williams, Pastoral Co-coordinator of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Chaplaincy.


In Hackney, Bishop Paul blessed the garden and grotto of Our Lady, built by members of the community. At both sites, he visited and blessed the homes of the families, who were all very welcoming. Bishop Paul expressed his appreciation for the visible piety and devotion to the Catholic faith demonstrated by the prominent display of Crucifixes and holy images. Additional photos from the visit can be found at www.flickr.com/ catholicwestminster

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