Letters to Faith Communities from the Vatican's Pontifical Council and from our Scottish President, Bishop Brian McGee
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To the Jewish Community in Scotland on the death of Lord Jonathan Sacks
8 November 2020
I am sending you my own condolences and those of Bishop Brian McGee on the sudden death of Lord Sacks. I know he was very ill and we were praying for his good health but the call to eternity came suddenly. This is a day of sadness for all of us. Lord Sacks was a voice of integrity, common sense, compassion, openness and inclusiveness in a society that seems often seems to be speeding towards disintegration. His books were clarion calls to us all to work together for the common good and to build a home together in spite of our differences. Indeed he recognised that our differences enriched our vision and widened our understanding. May his outstanding example be a source of inspiration for us in our work to live together and may it give us increased energy in promoting good relations between Christians and Jews.
Wishing you all a long life.
Sr Isabel Smyth SND
8 Woodlands Dr.