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| 31st January 2004 | Modified: 15th October 2014 | Christianity, News Releases | Seen 53 times | Liked 0 times

31 January
Jan 31
31st January 2004

Statement from Bishop Joseph Devine following the fire at Rose Park Care Home  

"It was with great sadness, that I learned of the fire and tragic deaths at the Rose Park Care Home in Viewpark. I offer to the relatives and friends of all those who died and to the entire community my deepest condolences and the promise of my prayers.  

The Balmer family who owned the home are well known to me and my thoughts are also with them at this traumatic time. The high standard of care they provided will make this incident all the more devastating for them.  

I will join the parish community of St. Columba's, Viewpark tomorrow morning (Sunday 1 February) to celebrate the 10.45am Mass with them and offer whatever support I can to them."  

ENDS  

NOTE TO EDITORS:  

Bishop Joseph Devine is Bishop of Motherwell.  
St. Columba's, 693 Old Edinburgh Road, Viewpark, Uddingston, Glasgow, G71 6HF. Tel: 01698 813495 (Parish Priest: Fr. Edward Glackin)  


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