„Words that help describe the values for our whole democracy: justice, wisdom, integrity and compassion.“

Cardinal Winning Lecture (February 2, 2008)
Contexto: When we consider the ideals - the values - that we should foster in Scotland's young people, we can think of the words inscribed on the mace of the Scottish Parliament. Words that help describe the values for our whole democracy: justice, wisdom, integrity and compassion. Values that are - and have always been - at the heart of Catholic education in Scotland.

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