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Glasgow mourns after tragedy
December 6th, 2013 | 0 COMMENTS
Pope sends message of support after police helicopter crash; archdiocese helps community
The Holy Father this week led tributes to the people of Glasgow as the city rallied to cope with the fatal police helicopter crash in to the Clutha Vaults bar last Friday, which claimed nine lives. Pope Francis expressed his ‘closeness’ to Glaswegians in a message to Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow on Monday. Catholic chaplains and priests from St Andrew’s Cathedral in the city, which is only 400m from the crash site, have been comforting and consoling the bereaved, members of the emergency services and the public since the accident. Archbishop Tartaglia celebrated a memorial Mass last Saturday, at the Clydeside cathedral, whose administrator, Mgr Chris McElroy, has been helping the local people come to terms with the tragedy. The funeral of one the police officers who died in the crash is due to take place at the cathedral next week. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visited St Andrew’s Cathedral on Tuesday... continue reading.