Radio free Europe—Pope Celebrates Mass In Glasgow At Start Of Historic U.K. Tour

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Pope Benedict XVI has celebrated an open-air Mass in the Scottish city of Glasgow, attended by tens of thousands of people.

About 65,000 people cheered and waved flags as the pope arrived to organ music and hymns at Bellahouston Park.

"There are some who now seek to exclude religious belief from public discourse, to privatize it, or even to paint it as a threat to equality and liberty," the pope said. "Yet religion is in fact a guarantee of authentic liberty and respect leading us to look upon every person as a brother or a sister."

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Posted September 16, 2010 at 4:45 pm

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