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| 02nd February 2005 | Modified: 16th October 2014 | Christianity, News Releases | Seen 43 times | Liked 0 times

2 February
Feb 2
2nd February 2005

Cardinal O'Brien leads prayers for Pope's health.  

A special Mass will be celebrated today (Wednesday 2 February) by Cardinal Keith O'Brien in St. Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh at 12.45pm for the 'Feast of the Presentation' (Candelmas Day) at which the Cardinal will ask for prayers to be said for the Pope's health.  

Speaking at the beginning of Mass in the Cathedral, Cardinal O Brien said:  

We are gathered today to pray for the intentions of Pope John Paul II. We are all aware of his frail health at this present time and are aware that he is in hospital in Rome, following on a serious bout of influenza.  

On this Candlemas Day, we pray as we celebrate the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple. As Jesus was a light to the world, so we thank God for the light which the Pope has given to so many people throughout his 27 years of service as a Christian leader. And we pray that the light of his teaching may continue to spread throughout the world, especially in places where there is the darkness of war and unrest, of disease and suffering .  


ENDS  

Peter Kearney  
Director  
Catholic Media Office  
5 St. Vincent Place  
Glasgow  
G1 2DH  
0141 221 1168  
pk@scmo.org  
www.scmo.org  

Note to Editors:  

You are invited to send a camera crew/photographer/journalist to the Cathedral. St. Mary's Cathedral is in Broughton Street, Edinburgh (top of Leith Walk)  

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