"The rise in the number of marriages taking place in Scotland is very welcome. It is reassuring to see that couples increasingly consider marriage as the most stable basis for a long term relationship and see it as providing the most secure environment for bringing up children"
Cardinal O'Brien, who is Archbishop of the Archdiocese of St Andrew's & Edinburgh and President of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland added;
"Marriage has traditionally been regarded as the building block of every
society “ may it long continue to be the foundation on which Scottish
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