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Friday 17 September 2021

The Special Daughter of the Roman Church

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We were delighted to welcome Canon Anthony Gallagher and his parishioners from Glasgow to the Shrine of St Margaret Clitherow. They tactfully didn't mention that for some time the Archbishops of York claimed authority over the Scottish Church, but in the twelfth-century the Pope declared the see of Glasgow to be a "special daughter" of the Holy See, that is, subject directly to Rome.