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Mercy Bus due to stop at Scottish Parliament

A double decker bus promoting the Catholic faith will visit the Scottish Parliament tomorrow when the Bishop of Paisley, John Keenan, will meet MSPs and parliamentary staff.

The Friends of Divine Mercy Scotland are taking the Mercy Bus to the Scottish Parliament to spread the joy of the Gospel. The bus toured Scottish towns last year and more than 1,000 Miraculous Medals and Divine Mercy Chaplets were given out on the streets of Scotland.

Commenting on the initiative, Bishop Keenan said: “The Mercy Bus has been a great initiative of the New Evangelisation Pope John Paul II hoped for.

“Its presence in the heart of town centres is welcomed by shoppers and workers of all faiths and none, as a joyful and hopeful presence of God in their midst. I’m sure the visit to the Scottish Parliament will be no different and look forward to meeting politicians and members of the public and bringing the message of the Mercy Bus to them.”

Supporting the initiative, Anthony Horan, Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office said; “The Mercy Bus is an excellent initiative, giving the Scottish public the chance to learn more about the Catholic faith and practising Catholics the opportunity to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The Friends of Divine Mercy team are doing something quite incredible through this initiative, something the Catholic faithful in Scotland should celebrate.

“As Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office I am particularly delighted that the Mercy Bus will visit the Scottish Parliament. I hope that MSPs will recognise the positive message that Friends of Divine Mercy are trying to convey through the Mercy Bus and that Catholic MSPs and their staff in particular will enjoy the experience.”

Picture: The Mercy Bus. (SCMO).