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From Port Glasgow to Pope’s right hand

Seminarians at the Pontifical Scots College in Rome had the ‘incredible’ honour of assisting Pope Francis at the Easter Vigil at the Vatican.

Ryan Black (pictured), whose home parish is St Francis of Assisi in Port Glasgow, was given the job of being the Pope’s microphone-bearer. “I was very nervous,” he said. “Truth be told, I felt sick as we got on the bus to go to the Vatican. Before Mass, the Pope came into the chapel where we were all getting ready. He shook our hands and one of the MCs gave each of us a set of Rosary beads with his crest on them. Someone said that he mentioned the bottle of malt whisky we brought him at the private audience last year!”

 

See more photos of the vigil and read Ryan Black’s full account in next week’s SCO

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