Scotland’s bishops urge Catholics to take active role in politics

Catholic bishops in Scotland urged the faithful to take a more active role in politics and not be “passive spectators.”

The bishops advised Catholics to be more active in the upcoming elections for constituency Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) and regional MSP.

“Catholics in Scotland should not simply be passive spectators but should be active participants,” the bishops said in a letter that will be read in churches on Sunday.

Catholics of the 500 Scottish parishes told to “scrutinize the candidates so as to vote for the person most compatible with your views.”

The bishops said Catholics should also “seek to influence political parties by making your views known to them.”

The letter warns that by not voting in the election, the future of Scotland would be left in the hands of others.


Independent Catholic News
Catholic Herald
Scottish Catholic Observer
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