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Scottish bishops issue election statement

April 13, 2016

Scotland’s eight bishops have issued a pastoral letter urging Catholics to vote in the May 5 Scottish Parliament election.

“Keep in mind that the Scottish Parliament now has more powers than before,” including “responsibility for legislation regarding abortion in Scotland,” the bishops stated. “Please make your views known to the candidates and the parties.”

The bishops added:

Please bring to this election the benefits of the insight that your Christian faith gives: insight into the dignity of each person, particularly the weakest and most vulnerable; insight into the value of all human life from conception to natural death; insight into the family as the fundamental unit of our society; insight into social and economic justice for all; insight into the care of the common home we inhabit.


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