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The changing face of Catholicism in Scotland

The Catholic Church has long had strong support in Scotland, but changing attitudes mean Pope Benedict XVI's visit comes at a pivotal time.

He starts his tour of the UK in Edinburgh before moving on to Glasgow for an open-air Mass, but organisers have reduced the capacity to 65,000 after a slow take-up of tickets.

A similar Mass given by Pope John Paul II in 1982 attracted some 300,000 followers.

Allan Little reports.

  • 16 Sep 2010
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