In a new national initiative, the Director of the Catholic Church's Parliamentary Office Anthony Horan has written to Scotland's Catholic priests asking them to encourage their parishioners to get involved in politics and to make sure politicians are aware of what's happening in their parishes.
The call to greater political action provides each parish in Scotland with full contact details of their MSP's and MP's and suggests inviting local representatives to events such as special Masses, charity events, coffee mornings, and youth clubs to make them as much a part of parish life as possible.
Commenting on the letter, Mr Horan said: "The Catholic parish is the centerpiece of the community and it exists to serve all people, including feeding the poor, ministering to the sick, accompanying the lonely, and engaging with young people".
Mr Horan added: "Building positive relationships between parishes and elected representatives, will help reveal the truth about the immensely positive contribution the Catholic Church makes to Scottish society."
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