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| 10th October 2006 | Modified: 17th October 2014 | Christianity, News Releases | Seen 34 times | Liked 0 times

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10th October 2006

Speaking at the opening of the new St. Andrew s Academy in Paisley this evening (Tuesday 10th October 2006) to an audience including Scottish Education Minister Peter Peacock and Renfrewshire Council leader Jim Harkins, Bishop Philip Tartaglia will describe Catholic education as the "jewel in the crown" of the Scottish education system.  

Archbishop Tartaglia will stress the Church's commitment to catholic education and claim that it "has proved itself time and again as an integral part of the provision of education in the public sector in Scotland" while also appealing "in a new and exciting way beyond its client community".  

The Bishop will point out that while "Catholics make up 16% of Scotland s population Catholic schools educate 20% of the population." He will conclude by saying that in an age "dominated by a boring pragmatism and a colourless relativism Catholic education, is endowed with an inherent intellectual legitimacy."  

ENDS  

Peter Kearney  
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Catholic Media Office  
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