Archbishop Philip Tartaglia

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia

The President of the Bishops’ conference of Scotland, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, has sent a message of support to the Archbishop of Paris, Cardinal Vingt-Trois, expressing his “sadness at the horrific events which unfolded in Paris last night”.

Archbishop Tartaglia’s message also promises to ” join with you in prayer, commending to God’s love and mercy all those who were killed, injured, and bereaved”

The full text of the message is as follows:

Dear Cardinal Vingt-Trois, Your Eminence,

I wish to express my sadness at the horrific events which unfolded in Paris last night, where many people lost their lives in acts of murder and terror.

I want to assure you that  the people of Paris and of all France are in our thoughts and prayers here in Glasgow and throughout Scotland.

We join with you in prayer, commending to God’s love and mercy all those who were killed, injured, and bereaved, and all whose lives have been affected by these tragic events.

Fraternally in Christ,

+Philip Tartaglia
Archbishop of Glasgow
President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland