Big crowd expected for George Square rosary

Almost 400 people have signed up to attend the public Rosary for Peace in George Square, Glasgow on Friday.

The mass prayer will begin at 6:30pm and one of the organisers, John Patrick Mallon said the idea had really chimed with Scotland’s Catholics.

“Archbishop William Nolan is coming to lead it and Bishop John Keenan is going to be there,” he said. “I hear a lot of buses are going – it seems to have united the clans a bit!”

“The outbreak of the fighting in Ukraine and the historic link with Fatima and Russia is making people aware that the rosary is such a powerful tool for the conversion of nations” he went on. “I think that its chimed with people. People want to do something: they’ve been very generous with the practical elements that we’ve seen across the country but there’s also a spiritual demand.”

Earlier that day the Bishops of Scotland will join with the pope and Catholics around the world to consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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