Reacting to the news of Charles Kennedy s death, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, President of the Bishops Conference of Scotland, said;
Charles Kennedy s death at the tragically premature age of 55 is a great loss not only to politics in our country but to the principles of civic and civilised engagement. His wisdom and courtesy were a mark of his highland upbringing, his political skill grew from his sharp intellect and his humility and concern for others was testament to his deeply held beliefs.
He will be mourned by his family, by many in the world of politics and within the church, by the parishioners of St. John s Parish in Caol and beyond. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all at this time.
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