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Scottish Parliament holds Mass for the first time

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Archbishop Leo Cushley, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh said it was a momentous occasion.

 

“It is a great privilege to be officially invited to offer Holy Mass within the Scottish Parliament, the first such invitation since the parliament’s re-establishment 19 years ago,” he said.

“It is a generous gesture which seems to recognise that Catholics are valued participants in the civic life of contemporary Scotland, where we seek to work with others in advancing the common good.”

The Scottish Catholic Parliamentary Office explained that Holyrood is a ‘fitting’ place for Mass.

Anthony Horan, director of the Office said in a statement:  “The celebration of Holy Mass, the summit of Catholic life, is an opportunity to express prayers for the work of our elected representatives and for the common good of society.

“Of course, Holyrood means Holy Cross, so in that sense; parliament is a most fitting place for this historic celebration.”

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The Scottish Parliament held its first ever Mass on Wednesday.

Written by: Miriam Emenike

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