CARDINAL Basil Hume and Archbishop Helder Camara of Brazil will be among the thousands of CAFOD supporters at the Royal Festival Hall on Saturday, June 13 to celebrate the organisation's silver jubilee.
The Gala Day celebrates 25 years of CAFOD partnership with the Third World, and will include speakers from the Third World who will outline their hopes for the developing countries.
Other highlights include the premiere of a new orchestral and choral work by David Bedford entitled "Into Thy Wondrous House" and the presentation of the CAFOD/Catholic Herald poetry competition prizes.
Profile of speakers, page 9; Competition winners, page 6; Leading article, page 4.
The winners of the competition will receive their tokens from author Lady Rachel Billington.
The Family Day celebrations, which feature Cardinal Hume anmd Fr Leonel Gomez, a Colombian priest working in Kenya, is planned to start at 2.30pm and the concert at 7.30pm.
Throughout the day, a prayer centre will be open at the Royal Festival Hall, and there will be displays of dancing and singing from performers from all over the world, including a Chilean folk group and a Caribbean gospel group.