| 03rd April 2006 | Modified: 16th October 2014 | Christianity, News Releases | Seen 45 times | Liked 0 times

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The Bishops' Conference of Scotland will at Scotus College, Glasgow between the 2nd April and the 5th April. On Tuesday 4th April Mass will be celebrated to mark the first anniversary of the election of Pope Benedict XVI. The Principle Celebrant will be Cardinal Keith O'Brien. The Cardinal will be joined by the Vatican's Ambassador in the UK Archbishop Faustino Sainz Munoz.  

During a reception following the Mass three Papal Awards will be presented  
to individuals who have served the Catholic Church in Scotland in a variety  
of capacities; they are Mr Leo Gilbert, Ms Valerie Friel and Mrs Celine  

Mr Gilbert will receive his award for is service to the 'Apostleship of the  
Sea'. Mrs Dunne is being awarded for the 40 years of dedicated service to  
Catholic Education. Additionally, Miss Friel will also receive a Papal  
Award, acknowledging her active involvement of 40 years in Catholic  
Education.The Papal Nuncio Archbishop Faustino Sainz Munoz will present the awards.  

Following the presentation of these awards, the Papal Nuncio will present each of Scotland's eight bishops with a copy of the newly published " Compendium of the Catechism". Commenting on the launch of the new Catechism, the Archbishop of Glasgow Archbishop Mario Conti, who is also President of the Bishops' Conference Commission on Doctrine and Unity said;  

"The new catechism compendium is a summary of the full Catechism of the Catholic Church. It is presented in question and answer format, and is similar in that sense to the traditional catechism many of us used in years gone by. It will be a tremendous resource for schools, adult education providers and catechists. It offers what the Holy Father calls a "faithful and secure" presentation of the Church's teachings in an attractive pocket-sized format. It is beautifully presented, is enriched with full colour plates chosen by the Holy Father himself and is being competitively priced to ensure that no-one is excluded from its reach. We are delighted that the Pope's representative will be with us to launch the compendium in Scotland."  


Peter Kearney  
Bishops' Conference of Scotland  
Scottish Catholic Media Office  
5 St. Vincent Place  
Glasgow, G1 2DH  
0141 221 1168  
fax:0141 204 2458  


Photographs of the presentations will be available from Paul McSherry (07770393960)  

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