Official logo for Papal visit to Scotland unveiled

THE official logo for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Scotland on September 16 has been unveiled.

The design by award-winning Scots graphic artist Gregory Millar, originally from Perth, combines the Papal cross with the St Andrew’s cross, and the quotation is taken from the Holy Father himself.

When asked about his choice of words, Mr Millar said: “The quotation is taken from an address Pope Benedict gave to young people in 2008. I thought it was really beautiful and a reminder that the message of the Holy Father this St Ninian’s Day will, in essence, be the same as that first preached by St Ninian himself over sixteen hundred years ago,  that Jesus Christ is the hope which never disappoints.”

Cardinal Keith O’Brien said he was delighted with the official logo.

“The design by Scottish designer Gregory Millar is both striking and symbolic, it is a fitting emblem for a historic visit,” he said.

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