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Scots called to support Irish Rosary on the coast

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley has urged Scottish Catholics to follow in Ireland’s footsteps, as the Faithful across the Irish Sea prepare to encircle the country with a mass Rosary along the coastline for the preservation of Faith and the protection of life.

The ‘Rosary on the Coasts for Life and Faith’ is to be held across Ireland on Sunday November 26, the feast of Christ the King, at 2.30pm, where organisers hope to encircle the nation with a human Rosary.

The organising group seek to have a minimum of 53 locations all around the coast to match the number of Hail Marys prayed in the Rosary, and are calling on the clergy and lay faithful to select locations to travel to on November 26.

The ‘Rosary on the Coasts’ was born out of the recent ‘Rosary on the Borders’ in Poland—where a reported two million people joined together in prayer across the country—and a similar event in Italy, with Bishop Keenan suggesting Scotland should follow suit.

“This Rosary around Poland was followed up in Italy and is now going to be done around Ireland to pray for the preservation of the Faith in Ireland and the protection of life at all stages, alongside a week-long fast,” he said. “One gets the sense this is all connected with Fatima and marks the most deep and powerful fightback of the Catholic Faith against secularised Europe.

“How about a Rosary around Scotland too, following our consecration of Scotland to Our Lady and the consecration of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh in Fatima last week? Any takers?”

He also asked people to ‘pray for the faithful in Ireland as they prepare for a united Rosary, for the preservation of the Faith and protection of life.’

Organisers of the Irish Rosary said on the group’s Facebook page: “Our island is in the midst of a catastrophic loss of Catholic Faith, especially among the young. Ireland, north and south, is facing an immediate threat to the protection of our unborn babies.

“We are mustering the faithful to our borders, the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea, to pray for the preservation of the Faith and of the protection for life at all stages.”

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