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12-YOUTH-CROSS

Web exclusive: Youth Cross blessed in Edinburgh

Cardinal Keith O’Brien blessed and received a new Youth Cross yesterday, on the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross.

The Scottish Youth Cross was presented to him by the young Catholic people of Scotland and will be taken to Bellahouston Park for the Papal Mass tomorrow before traveling to other destinations on the Holy Father’s UK itinerary and ultimately onto to World Youth Day in Madrid next year.

The Cross was carried yesterday in procession by young people and youth workers of the Catholic Church and was blessed in St Patrick’s Church in Edinburgh’s Cowgate by Cardinal O’Brien, who has been President of Catholic Youth Service Scotland for all of its 20 years.

The procession then continued on to Edinburgh Castle towards its destination of St Margaret’s Chapel, the oldest part of the castle that is believed to have been a place of prayer for Saint Margaret the 11th century Queen of Scots and patroness of Scotland. The procession was met by the cardinal and the First Minister Alex Salmond who spoke both with the Catholic youth.

The service was followed by a reception hosted by the First Minister at the castle’s Great Hall.

Pic: Paul McSherry

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