| 20th August 2007 | Modified: 17th October 2014 | Christianity, News Releases | Seen 23 times

20 August
Aug 20
20th August 2007

Over 100,000 copies of a commemorative booklet marking the 25th Anniversary  
of the visit to Scotland of Pope John Paul II will be distributed to all 500  
Catholic parishes in Scotland during the week beginning 26 August.  

The text of the booklet quotes extensively from the texts used by the late  
Pope during his 2 day visit in 1982 and is in the form of a letter from  
Scotland's eight Catholic bishops. (The full text is shown below)  

The publication also contains photographs of key moments in the visit.  
Additionally, the National Pilgrimage planned for September 2nd at Carfin  
will also mark the 25th anniversary of the Papal visit.  


Peter Kearney  
Catholic Media Office  
5 St. Vincent Place  
G1 2DH  
0141 221 1168  
07968 122291  

Notes to Editors:  

1. Pope John Paul II arrived at Edinburgh Airport on 31 May 1982, from where  
he traveled to Murrayfield Stadium for a rally with 40,000 young Catholics.  
Later he met the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of  
Scotland. On 1 June the Pope traveled by helicopter to Bellahouston Park in  
Glasgow where he celebrated Mass for an estimated 300,000 people. The Pope  
left Scotland on 2 June and traveled to Cardiff.  

2. A PDF copy of the booklet is available from the Catholic Media Office,  
please email requests to: mail@scmo.org  

3. All of the Pope's homilies and speeches delivered during his visit to  
Scotland can be viewed at: www.scmo.org  

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