- Feb 23, 2020
A Catholic priest and several parishioners were “subjected to vile abuse” on Saturday, as a march by members of an Orange Order went by a Catholic Church in Glasgow, Scotland.
A black-tie event honoring one of Scotland’s leading soccer teams included the singing of several anti-Catholic songs which have been banned at their stadium. A member of the venue’s staff was also allegedly assaulted outside the event.
“Every tunneler invokes the protection of St Barbara at the start of a shift and thanks her at the end. That’s why there’s a statue of St. Barbara placed at the start of the workings,” said a spokesperson for the company building a water tunnel under Glasgow. “No tunneling project of this scale would be complete without its statue of the patron and tunneler demand that St. Barbara is present with them underground.”
One of the most famous rivalries in world soccer – between Glasgow-based clubs Rangers FC and Celtic FC – once again turned violent last weekend. The teams have represented tensions between Protestants and Catholics in the city for over a century.