ST JOHN'S Catholic Cathedral in Norwich is being used as the Catholics in Norwich are helping to organise an operation which will send more than 5,000 discarded books from Merseyside libraries to the Third World. The books will be used to help improve the education of several thousands of orphaned and refugee children in Africa and Asia.
The latest shipment of books is at present in the crypt of St John's Catholic Cathedral, where it was brought after an offer of space and storage came front the Cathedral administrator. The Monday Wives Group is organising the sorting and packing.
The whole operation is being carried out under the auspices of SOS Childrens Villages UK, a worldwide charitable organisation started in Austria after World War II to provide shelter, care and education for orphaned refugee children.
The shipment from St John's Cathedral, the final sorting of which took place on Monday this week, is bound for Bawana in India.