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U.S. Pilgrimage Makes History

By a Stall Reporter Cieesciow.

After leeems of preparation and planning, during which they have looked eel ward to an exciting adventure, in which they will be making history, between two and three hundred members of the St. Margaret of Scotland Guild, from America and Canada, arrived

in this country yesterday.

The party, which set out on

LEEDS PILGRIMS the U.S. Line's "S.S. Washington," Leeds Diocesan Catholic Parents' and Electors' Association are organising a pilgrimage to Rome at Whitsuntide. 1950, in honour of the jubilee of Holy Year. FOR ROME IN 1950 on Wednesday of last week, I arrived at Southampton at the end of the first stage of the first transatlantic pilgrimage under Catholic auspices ever to set out from America to this country. Leeds Diocesan Catholic Parents' and Electors' Association are organising a pilgrimage to Rome at Whitsuntide. 1950, in honour of the jubilee of Holy Year.

Mgr. Poskitt, Bishop of Leeds, has promised to lead the pilgrimage and a savings fund is being promoted in connection with the event. Mrs. Callaghan, 37, Stainburn Road, Leeds 7, is the organising secretary. The object of the pilgrimage is the conversion of Russia, and peace for all nations.

On arrival at Southampton the pilgrims were received by the Scottish Committee of the guild, and proceeded hy special train to Dunfermline, where a continuous watch is being kept to-day and to-morrow over the relics of St. Margaret.

The climax to the pilgrimage will be a civic reception to the pilgrims in the City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow, next Friday.

The American pilgrims have brought with them a huge bronze plaque. measuring 3 feet by 7 feet. and depicting the message of goodwill that the pilgrims bring with them on this great n-ession.




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