2006-05-22 08:36:11

Scottish to Unveil Statue of John Paul II

(May 10, 2006) A statue billed as the first in the United Kingdom commemorating Pope John Paul II will be unveiled at the Carfin Grotto in Scotland this Saturday, May 13,on the 25th Anniversary of the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II and the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. The statue sculptured by Tom Allan will be blessed by Bishop Joseph Devine of Motherwell. He will be joined by Archbishop Szczepan Wesoly, the retired prelate for Polish immigrants, who will be the principal concelebrant at Mass. Father Marian Antoni Lekawa, representing the Polish community in Scotland, will also be present. The statue was commissioned by the pastoral planning team of St. Francis Xavier's Parish, Carfin. Spokesman Tommy Hughes said that John Paul II's pontificate "had a global impact. He was especially significant to us because of his 1982 visit to Scotland" he added.

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