As the traditional marching season reaches its busiest month it is important that people of all faiths and none show good will and common sense to overcome tensions.
The Archdiocese of Glasgow acknowledges the right of any group or organisation to parade in accordance with the law.
We recognise too the wisdom of Sheriff Stuart Reid’s recent determination that "the right to freedom of expression is not an unrestricted right on particular grounds."
The preferred solution of the Archdiocese of Glasgow is that marches be scheduled at times and along routes which do not cause difficulties or create anxiety for parishioners attending their local church.
We trust the police and the local authorities will ensure that safety and public order are paramount when deciding on applications to parade.