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Scotland’s archbishops urge participation in independence referendum

September 01, 2014

Scotland’s two archbishops have urged Catholics to take part in the Scottish independence referendum, which will take place on September 18. The archbishops did not take a position for or against the proposal.

“Along with the Bishops of Scotland, who are deeply conscious of the importance of this referendum, I encourage and urge all those eligible to vote to do so with complete freedom of choice and in accordance with their prayerful judgment of what is best for the future,” said Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow. “May God guide us and bless us in whatever choice we make in good conscience.”

“I encourage you, in the light of Catholic social teaching, carefully to consider the issues and to do your civic duty on the day itself,” added Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews and Edinburgh.


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