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Bishops’ president wants rid of Trident
April 18th, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS
Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow called for nuclear weapons to be removed from Scotland during an ecumenical act of witness at the Trident nuclear base at Faslane.
“It is clearer than ever that no nation or power should be using nuclear weapons,” Archbishop Tartaglia, president of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, said at the prayer service organised last Saturday by Scottish Christians against nuclear arms. Alongside the Rev Sally Foster-Fulton of the Church and Society Council, Church of Scotland; Alistair McIntosh of the Quakers and many other Scottish Christians, the archbishop said it was time for change. “I was pleased to associate myself with the act of witness and prayer, asking for our government and for all governments to do away with nuclear weapons so that the world can seek peace and security without the danger of the mass destruction of human life, of the environment, of infrastructure and of property,” he said. “I am just old enough to remember the Bay of Pigs crisis in 1961 when nuclear war was threatened between the USA and the Soviet Union. I... continue reading.