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Last farewell for Bishop Murray

February 12th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope sends condolences to bishops, clergy, parishioners at Oban funeral

Clergy and parishioners of Argyll and the Isles, the bishops of Scotland—past, present and future—and Pope Francis said their final farewells to Bishop Emeritus Ian Murray last Friday in a simple community funeral in Gaelic and English. Ahead of Bishop-elect Brian McGee’s episcopal ordination on February 18, Mgr James MacNeil, the Apostolic administrator for the diocese, was principal celebrant at the late bishop’s funeral in Oban. In front of Bishop Murray’s family and gathered bishops, the monsignor read condolences from the Holy Father. “The condolences and prayers of Pope Francis, for the congregation in Oban and all of the parishioners in the Diocese of Argyll and The Isles,” were conveyed in a letter from the Cardinal Secretary of State, via the Nuncio to the UK, Archbishop Antonio Mennini. A member of the Murray family told the congregation at St Columba’s Cathedral why the late bishop, 83, a St Andrews and Edinburgh priest, was being laid... continue reading.

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