On hearing of Queen Elizabeth’s death the Scottish Bishops, meeting at present in the Royal Scots
College, Salamanca, Spain, prayed Evening Prayer for the Dead, asking that her hope in the Lord’s
Resurrection be now fulfilled and that her family and nation be comforted in our sorrow.
Bishop Toal invites the people of the Diocese of Motherwell to pray also for Queen Elizabeth’s
eternal rest and for God’s Blessing on King Charles III.
Speaking, following the death of The Queen, Bishop Hugh Gilbert, President of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland, said:
“It was with great sadness, that we learned today of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Her life of outstanding service during a reign of (70) years stands as an example of dedicated public service in our own country, across the Commonwealth and around the world. Her determination to remain active to the end of her long life, has been an example
of Christian leadership, which demonstrated her great stoicism and commitment to duty and was undoubtedly a source of stability and continuity in times of great change.
Scotland’s Catholic bishops will remember her in our prayers and pray for all those who mourn her loss."
Bishop Gilbert added:
“On behalf of Scotland’s Catholic Bishops, I offer our congratulations and the promise of our prayers to King Charles as he becomes King. We pray for the repose of the soul of his mother Queen Elizabeth and for him and his family as he begins his reign."