| 11th August 2005 | Modified: 16th October 2014 | Christianity, News Releases | Seen 39 times | Liked 0 times

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11th August 2005
Cardinal and First Minister back Christian youth.  

In a send-off ceremony in Edinburgh for around 40 young people travelling to Cologne for World Youth Day tomorrow (Friday 12 August), First Minister Jack McConnell will join Cardinal Keith O Brien in wishing the contingent well.  

In parting remarks to the group, Cardinal O Brien will say;  

I am proud to be able to send off this group of young people as they make their journey to the World youth Day celebrations in Cologne. They will join hundreds of others from around Scotland and will fly the flag for Scotland s Christian youth throughout this immense international gathering in Germany.  

I will travel to Cologne on Monday (15 August) and look forward to joining the Scottish contingent then as we join in the historic welcome of Pope Benedict XVI to his homeland. The theme of this year s gathering is We have come to worship Him (Mt 2:2) and it is in this spirit of pilgrimage and prayer that we travel and in which I offer my prayers for a safe and happy journey to all those involved.  


Note to Editors:  

You are invited to send a photographer/camera crew/reporter- the group will assemble at the Gillis Centre in Edinburgh (100 Strathearn Road) at 4.45pm departing shortly after 5pm.  

The group leaving Edinburgh will form part of a Scottish group of around 400 young people.  

For more information on WYD, visit:  

WYD activities will run from 16 “ 21 August 2005  


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