Warsaw, Poland, Jul 30, 2021 / 07:40 am
Catholic bishops on Thursday expressed solidarity with the Polish community in Scotland after fire destroyed a church with strong connections to Poland.
The Polish bishops sent the message on July 29, the day after flames engulfed St. Simon’s, Partick, in Glasgow.
“We were saddened to learn of the fire at St. Simon’s Church in Glasgow, one of the most important Polish churches in Scotland,” wrote Polish bishops’ conference president Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki and Bishop Wiesław Lechowicz, the bishops’ delegate for Poles abroad.
“On behalf of the Polish bishops’ conference, we assure you of the spiritual closeness and solidarity of the Church in Poland with the pastors and all the faithful for whom St. Simon’s Church has been for decades a place of worship and at the same time an important center of Polish communities.”