New Archbishop to take up her cause
ONE of the first tasks of the new
Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, Mgr. Gordon Gray, after his consecration will be to institute inquiries into the life and sanctity of Margaret Sinclair, the saintly girl of the Edinburgh tenements.
A new decree of the Sacred Congregation of Rites names " the Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh " as president of the Apostolic process for her beatification.
Canonically the process must be begun within three months of the reception of this decree and completed within two years.
The Archbishop will name five judges who with him will interview about 24 persons who knew Margaret Sinclair in life and also three persons who claim miracles attributed to her intercession.
Canon John McQuillan, parish priest of Troon, has been named vice-postulator of Margaret Sinclair's cause in succession to the late Mgr. Canon Doyle.
The Apostolic Delegate, Archbishop Godfrey, will consecrate Mgr. Gray in St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, on September 21.
Mgr. Francis Walsh, W.F., Bishopelect of Aberdeen, will also it is expected, be consecrated next month.