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| 30th November 2013 | Modified: 21st October 2014 | Christianity, News Releases | Seen 53 times | Liked 0 times

30 November
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30th November 2013

Archbishop of Glasgow offers special Mass after helicopter tragedy  

The Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, will today offer a special Mass at St Andrew's Cathedral for all who have been involved in the Clutha helicopter tragedy.

The Cathedral is just 400m from the crash site and last night priests from the Cathedral parish were on hand during the rescue to offer assistance to the injured and relatives.

The Mass - which takes place on St Andrew's Day - will be held at 1pm at St Andrew's Cathedral, 196 Clyde Street Glasgow.

You are welcome to send a reporter/photographer/film crew to the Mass.

Commenting on the tragedy, the Archbishop said: "I was distressed by the news of last night s incident in central Glasgow near our Cathedral when a helicopter crashed into the Clutha Vaults Pub. My heart goes out to all those who have been affected by this tragic accident. Prayers will be offered for everyone, especially for those who have died, for the injured, and for the bereaved. May the gentle presence of Jesus comfort us all at this difficult time. Saint Andrew, patron of Scotland, pray for us."

ENDS
Peter Kearney
Director
Catholic Media Office
5 St. Vincent Place
Glasgow
G1 2DH
0141 221 1168(T)
0141 204 2458(F)
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pk@scmo.org
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Notes to Editors:

To coordinate access to the Cathedral and for further information, please contact:
Ronnie Convery, Director of Communications, Archdiocese of Glasgow on 07735 224789

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