As part of the ongoing 400th anniversary celebrations to mark the first Mission Oath, the Scots College community have been granted a private audience with the Holy Father.
After an official invitation was extended to Pope Francis in January to join the college during this anniversary year, this week, the staff, seminarians and sisters of the community have been invited to the Apostolic Palace on the 14th April for a private audience with the Pope.
The invitation to the Vatican City comes during the Episcopal Visitation by Archbishop’s Tartaglia and Cushley. Speaking after the news was confirmed, Archbishop Tartaglia, the President of the Bishops Conference of Scotland, said “The College community feels honoured and privileged to participate in this audience with Pope Francis. It is an inspiring and insightful moment for the seminarians as we mark the 400th anniversary of the Mission Oath and the martyrdom of Saint John Ogilvie.”
The Archbishop of Glasgow, a former seminarian and rector of the college added, “The audience is an expression of our loyalty to the Successor of Peter, and of our desire to serve the Church.”
Keep an eye on the Scots College Facebook page and the website for more pictures from the audience.