Cardinal congratulates Archbishop Ncube
Friday 20 May 2005
Cardinal O'Brien congratulates Archbishop Pius Ncube, winner of the 2005 Robert Burns Humanitarian Award.
Speaking after the awards ceremony at Culzean Castle in Ayrshire this evening at which the 2005 Robert Burns Humanitarian Award was made to Archbishop Pius Ncube, Cardinal Keith O'Brien said;
"I am delighted that this award has gone to Archbishop Ncube, his courage and determination in the fight for human rights in Zimbabwe have been an inspiring example."
Cardinal O'Brien added;
"He has been described as "a shining light in the fight for human rights", his faith and witness to Christ's message have seen him recognised throughout the world. He has received awards for his human rights work before and will I am sure receive further awards in future, but the fact that Scotland has recognised him in this way is something that I am truly proud of."
Before returning to Zimbabwe, Archbishop Ncube will be staying with Cardinal O'Brien on Saturday and will address a gathering of Scots and Zimbabweans living in Scotland on Saturday 21 May 2005 from 5.00 pm until 7.00 pm at the Gillis Centre (Offices of the Archdiocese of St Andrew's and Edinburgh, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh), where he will discuss the situation ion his country and answer questions.
The Archbishop departs for Zimbabwe on the morning of Sunday 22 May 2005.
You are invited to send a reporter/photographer/camera crew to the Gillis Centre on Saturday 21 May 2005 from 5.00 pm until 7.00 pm
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