£1m Endowment Appeal for Scots College, Rome launched.
Speaking during the Spring meeting of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland at
Scotus College in Glasgow today, Archbishops Keith O'Brien and Mario Conti urged
Scotland's catholic community to contribute to the endowment appeal for the
Scots College in Rome.
In formally launching the appeal the archbishops unveiled a leaflet which will
shortly be distributed to every parish in Scotland asking parishioners to support
the work of the college with a financial donation.
Archbishop O'Brien explained that recent generous donations had allowed the
college to build a new high quality library with state of the art computer facilities.
The present appeal aims to help meet the needs of the College well into the
future. Archbishop O'Brien added, "This appeal is aimed at all who would
like to help the College continue its work and be a spiritual and cultural bridge
between Scotland and Rome."
Archbishop Mario Conti explained "the Bishops recently announced their
intention of maintaining the Scots College in Rome, we hope this endowment will
benefit the College and the Church for many years to come." Adding, "our
target is £1,000,000. We already have £150,000 and this appeal will
run until June 2004. The new library will be officially inaugurated in the autumn,
when we hope to announce the progress of this appeal."
Note; Cheques should be made payable to;'The Scots College Rome Trust' and
sent c/o The Archdiocese of Glasgow, 196 Clyde Street, Glasgow, G1 4JY.
The photograph shows Archbishop O'Brien (left) and Archbishop Conti with some
of the leaflets being sent to parishes.
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