The annual Remembrance Sunday Mass in Rome was celebrated at San Silvestro in Capite, the English speaking church in Rome yesterday.

The community of the Pontifical Scots College led Mass in the Basilica of San Silvestro in Capite yesterday as the English speaking seminaries of Rome came together to mark Remembrance Sunday.

Bishop_NolanBishop William Nolan of the Diocese of Galloway presided at the Remembrance Sunday Mass in Rome for the English speaking communities. The bishop, who has been in the city attending a Vatican conference as the representative of the Bishops Conference of Scotland preached on the importance of the Church’s role in ensuring that peace is promoted and the threat of nuclear weapons in particular, is removed from the world.

Highlighting the words of Gaudium et Spes, Bishop Nolan, noted that Christians – with the help of Christ – must always seek peace that is truly based upon justice and love. He also used the teaching from the Pastoral Constitution of the Second Vatican Council to remind those gathered together that God made us to live in peace. (Gaudium et Spes 78)

The Mass was followed with the resident community of Pallottines hosting the congregation in their residence.