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18th March 2004

MEDIA RELEASE from the RC DIOCESE OF AERDEEN  
18/3/2004  

Memorial Mass for Victims of Madrid massacre  

A mass will be said at 12 noon on Saturday 20th March in St. Mary s Cathedral, Huntly Street, Aberdeen, to commemorate the deaths of those who lost their lives to terrorist bombs in Madrid last week.  

The Very Rev. Andrew Mann, V.G. of Aberdeen Diocese, assisted by the Rev. Keith Herrera, will say the Mass in Spanish. Fr. Mann was a student at the Royal Scottish College in Valladolid and Fr. Herrera was a student when the college moved to its present location in Salamanca. Recently appointed Bishop Peter Moran will preside. He too has Spanish connections with a sister who lives in Madrid and a nephew who commutes on a daily basis to University in that city.  
The service will be attended by Spanish workers who are employed by oil giant BP in Aberdeen.  
Fr Mann said Having spent over 5 years as a student in Spain and attended a number of student ceremonies in the capital I can readily sympathize with those who have suffered and welcome the opportunity to show solidarity with those who speak out against such a waste of innocent lives. He will preach a homily in Spanish.  

Further information from: Tom Cooney, Communications Officer. Diocese of Aberdeen “ 01698 82 4994(mobile no.0775 2583276)  
OR  
Very Rev. Andrew Mann “ 01224 640160 (mobile no. 0774 762391)  

ENDS  


Peter Kearney  
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Catholic Media Office  
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