Following the decision by the Bishops' Conference of Scotland to review the
future use of the Royal Scots College in Salamanca, Bishop Ian Murray will
this week travel to Spain to meet the students and staff there.
Before leaving Bishop Murray said; "As the last rector of the Scots College
in Valladolid and a former rector of the College in Salamanca, I identify
closely with our staff and seminarians in Spain."
The Bishop's visit is intended to convey the thinking on seminaries of the
Scottish Bishops, clarify the future uses to which the college may be put
and make arrangements for the future study plans of the students.
Bishop Murray added; "As a member of the first group of students to return to
Spain in 1950 after the college had been closed for 13 years during the
Spanish Civil War, I am well aware of the ebb and flow of events that have
affected our presence in Spain over many years. I retain the hope that in
time we will be able to fully re-use the college as in the past."
Bishop Murray, is Bishop of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles. He will
travel to Spain on Friday 8 November and return on Monday 11 November.
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