ArchbishopKeith O'Brien to become a Cardinal.
Reacting to the announcement made today that the Pope will make him a Cardinal at a consistory in Rome on 21 October 2003, Archbishop Keith O Brien commented:
It is with deep gratitude that I accept this honour on my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Scotland. As President of the Bishops Conference of Scotland I am proud of the fact that our small nation continues to be recognised and acknowledged by the Church.
On my ordination as Archbishop of St. Andrew s and Edinburgh eighteen years ago I chose as my motto Serve the Lord with Gladness , I have tried since then to live out that theme in my own Diocese. I hope I will be able to continue to serve the people of this Archdiocese and the whole Catholic community of Scotland for many years to come.
Note to Editors:
Archbishop O'Brien will be fulfilling a series of previously arranged Diocesan engagements today (Sunday 28 September) in West Stirlingshire. He will be available for photographs and interviews at a press conference, which will be held at St. Patrick's, Buchlyvie, Stirlingshire at 1.30pm.
Archbishop O'Brien will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at 12.45pm on Monday 29 September at St. Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh followed by a photocall at the Cathedral at 1.30pm.
Archbishop O'Brien (65) was ordained a priest in 1965 and became Archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Andrew's and Edinburgh in 1985, he is President of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland.
Directions to St. Patrick's, Buchlyvie, Stirlingshire, FK8 3PB:
Buchlyvie is some 17 miles west of Stirling:
Click on map for full directions Directions:
From M9 northbound
Exit M9 (jct 10 Stirling) via roundabout and go 0.4 miles
Continue on A84 and go 3.7 miles
Turn left and go 180 feet
Turn left on Kirk Lane, B8075 and go 2.2 miles
Turn right on A811 and go 3.1 miles
Continue over roundabout staying on A811
Continue on A811 and go 6 miles
Turn right on B835 and go 1.9 miles
Turn left and go 0.3 miles to St. Patrick's
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