CNA Staff, Mar 10, 2021 / 09:00 am
A Catholic priest will proceed with a challenge to the Scottish government’s ban on public worship tomorrow despite an announcement that restrictions will be lifted earlier than previously expected.
Canon Tom White will press ahead with the hearing at Scotland’s supreme civil court. on March 11-12 with the hope of discouraging future bans on public Masses.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on March 9 that public worship would be restored from March 26, rather than early April, as long as certain conditions were fulfilled.
“This is in time for Passover, Easter, Ramadan and Vaisakhi,” she said, referring to Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Sikh celebrations.