| 23rd February 2007 | Modified: 17th October 2014 | Christianity, News Releases | Seen 28 times

23 February
Feb 23
23rd February 2007

Speaking to an assembly of protesters at Glasgow s George Square, 24th February, Cardinal O Brien will re-iterate the Catholic Church s opposition to the renewal of Trident.  

As recently as November 2006 Cardinal O Brien made clear his principled opposition by saying that far from being weapons which keep peace, nuclear weapons in fact prevent peace and we, the UK and other nations of the world who possess such weapons, are therefore also a stumbling block to peace.  

The National Secretary of Justice & Peace Scotland, Dr Richard McCready, stated: in the run up to the vote in the House of Commons in March I would urge everyone who is concerned about the possibility of renewing weapons of mass destruction to contact their MP. Nuclear weapons are immoral and we must use this opportunity to clearly state our case .  

Also in attendance will be the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Alan McDonald, and the leader of the SNP, Alex Salmond MP.  

The protest will be supporting Cardinal O Brien s world vision to grab the chance to be a nation of peace, to bury our belligerence, to beat our swords into ploughshares and to call on the world to follow our lead.  

ENDS  


Simon Dames  
Bishops Conference of Scotland  
Scottish Catholic Media Office  
5 St. Vincent Place  
Glasgow  
G1 2DH  
0141 221 1168  

FURTHER INFORMATION  
Saturday 24 February March & Rally, Glasgow  
11.30am Assemble George Square  
12 Noon March Commences  
1 pm Rally George Square  

CONTACT:  
Dr Richard McCready  
National Secretary  
Justice & Peace Scotland  
65 Bath Street  
Glasgow  
G2 2BX  
Tel: 0141 3330238  
Mob: 07711920760  

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