July 31 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print

7 Mgr Leo cushley

Knights pledge loyalty to country’s new archbishop

The Knights of St Columba, Britain’s leading organisation for Catholic laymen, have pledged ‘absolutely loyalty’ to Mgr Leo Cushley (above), the new Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh.

Ron Lynch, the Order’s Supreme Knight, said the new Archbishop (above), whose appointment was announced last week, could count on his men.

“The Knights of St Columba have dedicated themselves to support the Holy Father, the Hierarchy and Clergy. Mgr Cushley, when he takes up his post in September, can count on our absolute loyalty,” he said. “We in the Knights of St Columba wish him well and assure him of our prayers and all possible support in the challenging times ahead.”

Mr Lynch also said Mgr Cushley faced a challenging job, but was the right man for the role.

“As Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh he faces a delicate task in rebuilding morale, both within his clergy and laity.

“It may take all his considerable experience, gained at both pastoral and senior Vatican diplomatic level, to restore the Catholic Church’s moral authority in Scotland.

The Epsicopal ordination of Mgr Cushley will take place on September 21 in Edinburgh.

 

— Hugh McLoughlin believes that the new archbishop’s gifts and experience will serve him well, see this Friday’s SCO.

 

—Pic: Paul McSherry

 

Leave a Reply

latest news

Church welcomes gender bill delay, but warns it is a ‘temporary move’

April 2nd, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Catholic Parliamentary Office and an MSP have welcomed a...


SCIAF welcomes decision to postpone COP26 conference

April 2nd, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Church’s charity for overseas development has welcomed a decision...


Church welcomes COP26 postponement amid coronavirus outbreak

April 2nd, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Church’s arm for social justice and human rights has...


St Margaret’s story inspires young artists in the making

April 1st, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pupils at St Margaret’s Primary in Dunfermline got creative to...




Social media

Latest edition

p1

exclusively in the paper

  • Unite in prayer against the virus, Paisley bishop pleads
  • Papal award recognises 60 years of Faithful service
  • Catholic high school leads trend with positive outcomes for pupils
  • New memorials celebrate Croy’s proud mining heritage
  • Top Catholic university rolls out programme in Scotland

Previous editions

Previous editions of the Scottish Catholic Observer newspaper are only available to subscribed Members. To download previous editions of the paper, please subscribe.

note: registered members only.

Read the SCO