Monday, 17 May 2010

Benemerenti - 1

On the Fifth Sunday of Easter, the Bishop of Aberdeen came to celebrate Mass at St Columba's. At the end of Mass he presented Mr Don Williams with the Benemerenti Medal on behalf of Pope Benedict XVI.

This must have been one of the best kept secrets of all time. I was tipped off 12 hours previously and told to sneak my camera into the sanctuary. Don had absolutely no idea - as this photo shows! He was deeply moved by the presentation.

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