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Archbishop praises ‘multicultural and multireligious’ Scotland

Categories: Articles:Social Justice | Published: 04/10/2017 | Views: 858

The Catholic Parliamentary Office reports that Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, former head of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and Papal Nuncio to Egypt, has praised Scotland for being a ‘multicultural and multireligious’ society.

Delivering Time for Reflection in the Scottish Parliament, the Archbishop spoke of the importance of interreligious dialogue “in order to walk together toward truth and to work together in projects of common concern.” He stressed the importance of continuing this work and not “resting on our laurels” and quoted Pope John Paul II who said: “Either we learn to walk together in peace and harmony, or we drift apart and ruin ourselves and others.”

The Archbishop also praised the efforts of individual initiatives which seek to build interreligious dialogue and asked God to sustain those efforts so that Scotland may be an example to the world.

The full text of the Archbishop’s address can be found, below.

You can also see a recorded version on Scottish Parliament TV 

For the full transcript of Archbishop Fitzgerald's speech click here

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