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In Pictures: Scottish Papal visit

Pope John Paul II greets crowds in Scotland/Copyright Pontificia Felici and L'Osservatore Romano

As the Pope's funeral is held, rarely seen pictures of John Paul II visiting Scotland in 1982 have been released to BBC Scotland's news website by the Scottish Catholic Archive. (All images copyright Pontificia Felici and L'Osservatore Romano)

Pope John Paul II and bishops/Copyright Pontificia Felici and L'Osservatore Romano

In his two-day visit the Pope met members from all ranks of the Catholic Church in Scotland.

Popemobile at Murrayfield Stadium/Copyright Pontificia Felici and L'Osservatore Romano

On 31 May he attended the Scottish National Youth Pilgrimage which packed Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh with a crowd of 40,000.

Crowds at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow/Copyright Pontificia Felici and L'Osservatore Romano

The following day saw nearly 300,000 people gather at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow to attend a National Mass for Scotland.

The Pope conducting communion/Copyright Pontificia Felici and L'Osservatore Romano

The Holy Father welcomed the "sons and daughters alike of this ancient nation".

The Pope in front of crowds at Bellahouston/Copyright Pontificia Felici and L'Osservatore Romano

He preached an inclusive message of "brethren in Christ" making a religious pilgrimage "together hand in hand".

The Pope leaving Bellahouston Park/Copyright Pontificia Felici and L'Osservatore Romano

The crowds at Bellahouston Park sent the Holy Father off by singing "Will Ye No Come Back Again".

Pope John Paul II at St Mary's RC Cathedral/Copyright Pontificia Felici and L'Osservatore Romano

On his visit the Holy Father also took time for his own private worship, here at St Mary's RC Cathedral in Edinburgh.

The Pope meeting well-wishers/Copyright Pontificia Felici and L'Osservatore Romano

Crowds followed the Pontiff throughout his time in Scotland and turned out in force to wish him farewell at the end of the visit.

Pope John Paul II/Copyright Pontificia Felici and L'Osservatore Romano

Pope John Paul II never returned to Scotland but is fondly remembered and went on personally to deliver his message across the globe.




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