Archbishop Pius Ncube receives Scottish humanitarian award

 Zimbabwean Archbishop Pius Ncube of Bulawayo received the 2005 Robert Burns Humanitarian Award in a ceremony at Culzean Castle in Ayrshire on Friday. Speaking after the event, Cardinal Keith O'Brien said: "I am delighted that this award has gone to Archbishop Ncube, his courage and determination in the fight for human rights in Zimbabwe have been an inspiring example." Cardinal O'Brien added: "He has been described as 'a shining light in the fight for human rights'. His faith and witness to Christ's message have seen him recognised throughout the world. He has received awards for his human rights work before and will I am sure receive further awards in future, but the fact that Scotland has recognised him in this way is something that I am truly proud of." On Saturday evening Archbishop Ncube was due to address a gathering of Scots and Zimbabweans living in Scotland - at the Gillis Centre (Offices of the Archdiocese of St Andrew's and Edinburgh). He left for Zimbabwe yesterday morning. Source: SCMO

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