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Scotland's Rio Experience...

At the end of July when Pope Francis went to Rio de Janeiro to be with millions of young people, Scotland decided to join in the action and have a Rio experience all of their own! The following pictures give a small impression of the fantastic time had by all... 

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The young people were there...

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the nuns were there...                                                        the clergy were there...

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a young Passionist was there...                                           even more young people were there...

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the bishops were there...                                                   and Jesus was there!

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Confessions were heard...

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Dancing was done...

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Instruction was given...

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The faith was shared...                                                       and the weather too!

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The bishops preached...                                                        the sisters taught...

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and the faith was shared...                                                   and the weather too!

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The cross was carried...                                                       prayer was offered...

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More instruction was given...                                                and gratefully received...

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The dioceses gathered...                                                     and said hello!

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Groups shared...                                                               and conversations carried on..

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and more conversation too...                                                 The Lord was praised!

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We were blessed by the Archbishop...                                    and the weather again!

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We walked in procession...                                                  despite the weather!

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We walked with the Lord...                                                despite the weather!

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We quietly prayed before the Lord...                                     who then blessed all present!


It was a wonderful event - 

- a big thank you to all who organised and put together

Scotland's Rio Experience!


A photographs are thanks to Paul McSherry