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Bishop Barron to speak in Scotland

Scottish visit for ‘one of Church’s best messengers’

The Catholic global sensation, Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles, will speak for the first time in Scotland on September 6 when he will address an audience at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, it has been announced.

“I’m so excited to be visiting Scotland this September and to be speaking at the Usher Hall, one of Edinburgh’s great public venues, on the topic of ‘Proclaiming Christ in the Culture,’” Bishop Barron said in a YouTube message this week during which he revealed plans for his Scottish visit. “This will be my first opportunity to speak in Scotland and I’m really looking forward to it.”

Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, a non-profit global media apostolate.

He has more than one million followers on Facebook, YouTube and other social media platforms.

The 58-year-old Bishop Robert Barron (above) is an acclaimed speaker, writer and theologian, and was lauded by the late American Cardinal Francis George as ‘one of the Church’s best messengers.’

Having been ordained to the priesthood in 1986 in the Archdiocese of Chicago, and appointed as the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 2015 by Pope Francis, Bishop Barron has gone on to amass an online media following of millions of Catholics and non-Catholics worldwide, making him one of the most followed Catholics across various social media platforms.

Bishop Barron is also the host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary about the Catholic Faith, which aired on network television in the US and has been used as a catechetical tool in many Scottish parishes in recent years.

The bishop also uploads short videos regularly to YouTube, where he has over 137,000 subscribers to his channel. He often discusses various aspects of the Catholic Faith and answers some of the big questions held by Catholics of today, as well as crossing into the world of pop culture, posting reviews of popular film and book releases and giving a Catholic perspective on them.

He has appeared on a number of major TV networks including Fox News, CNN and EWTN, and is a religious correspondent for NBC.

He has also acted as the keynote speaker at a number of high profile events and conferences, including World Youth Day 2016 in Poland and the World Meeting of Families 2015 in the US. He was also invited to speak at Facebook HQ to employees about religion last year.

– Tickets for Bishop Barron’s ‘Proclaiming Christ in our Culture’ event will go on sale May 1, 2018, through the Usher Hall Box Office. Visit: www.usherhall.co.uk or phone: 0131 228 1155. Tickets cost £10 (£6 concession). The event begins at 7.30pm on Thursday September 6.




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