Following the death of Pope John Paul II, special Requiem Masses will be celebrated in St. Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh by Cardinal O'Brien as follows:
Sunday 3 April 2005 at 11.30 - this would be the time of the normal Sunday morning Mass and parishioners of the Cathedral parish as well as others from around the Archdiocese are expected to attend.
Monday 4 April 2005 at 19.30 - this Mass will be the one to which political and civic leaders will be invited. A formal invitation will be emailed by the Catholic Media Office tomorrow (Sunday) to the following groups:
*All Scottish MP's
*All Members of the Scottish Consular Corps
*Leaders of all Christian denominations
*Leaders of all other faith groups
*Civic leaders of Councils within the Archdiocese of St. Andrew's & Edinburgh
You are invited to send a reporter/photographer/camera crew to either of these Masses.
A book of condolence has been opened and will remain available for signing within the Cathedral.
Catholic Media Office
5 St. Vincent Place
0141 221 1168