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In response to Pope Francis’ call for dialogue and action concerning the care of our common home, we (a group of Catholics in Milton Keynes) have set up a local parish group which meets once a month, to educate about and promote concern for our fellow creatures, and to be a witness to the Church’s concern for animals. We call this group the ‘St. Francis of Assisi Group’. There is much to do, as Catholic clergy are usually silent about animal matters, which is reflected in church-goers ‘ attitudes towards animals.

It is our hope that similar groups will be started in other parishes, and to that end we encourage those who share our concern for animals to establish their own group in their own local church.

THE AIM OF THIS WEBSITE IS TO ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO SET UP ‘ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI’ GROUPS IN THEIR LOCAL CHURCH.

We also encourage Catholics to join Catholic Concern for Animals, because the more members CCA have, the more influence they have.