Edinburgh, Scotland

“We have over 100 people supporting the vigil in Edinburgh,” said one of the 40 Days for Life team members.

“It’s a true international effort,” she said, “with participants from Scotland, England, Poland, United States, Italy, France, Hungary, Argentina, Nigeria, India and Sri Lanka.”

Archbishop Leo Cushley of the archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh joined the vigil recently. The archbishop said he was delighted to set aside time to pray on a bright, sunny morning.

“The reaction from the public has been hearteningly positive, the weather has been great and the number of people coming to pray each day is fantastic,” said Patricia, the local 40 Days for Life coordinator.

“It gives us great spiritual encouragement to know that Archbishop Cushley is publically backing our peaceful, prayerful efforts to end abortion, to help build a culture of life and to establish a civilisation of love that supports both mothers and their unborn children,” she said.

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With 40 Days for Life, David wears many hats. Prior to joining the 40 Days for Life team, he was an award-winning radio and TV journalist. He has also served as a board member for a pregnancy help center and as publications director for a major national pro-life organization.

  • Brian Macintosh

    A few campaigns ago, we had a guy come on his pushbike on a Sunday to inform the group that they had decided to keep their baby because they saw the prayers. The child was 2 at the time the guy came. From the name of the child and the description of the father, one of the other prayers realised the the mother of the child was his neice!

  • gaeliclass

    Kudos to 40 Days for Life in Scotland .. and this fantastic turnout in Edinburgh………..wow!

    40 Days for Life is really burning a trail not only in scotland but all around the world ..
    God bless you all. The words of Archbishop Cushley are inspiring and encouraging!