The popular Catholic communicator, author and theologian, Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles, will speak for the first time in Scotland later this year when he’ll address an audience at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on the evening of 6 September, it has been announced.
"I’m so excited to be visiting Scotland this September and to speaking at the Usher Hall, one of Edinburgh’s great public venues, on the topic of ‘Proclaiming Christ in the Culture’,” said Bishop Barron in a video message, 13 April, in which he revealed plans for his Scottish visit, “This will be my first opportunity to speak in Scotland and I’m really looking forward to it.”
Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, a non-profit global media apostolate that reaches millions of people to draw them into, or back to, a relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church. During his Scottish visit, he will speak for one-night-only in Edinburgh. Tickets for the event will go on general sale on 1 May 2018 via the Usher Hall Box Office, priced £10 and £6 concession.
“Bishop Robert Barron is one of the Catholic Church’s great modern communicators with a rare ability to engage with our contemporary culture in a manner that is as educated as it is eloquent as it is, so very often, entertaining,” said Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh, 13 April.
“I am therefore delighted that he has accepted my invitation to speak in Scotland and would invite as many people as possible from across the country join us on 6 September at the Usher Hall for what should be a truly memorable evening.”
Bishop Baron is also the host of Catholicism, a ground-breaking, award-winning documentary about the Catholic Faith, which aired on network television in the United States and has been used as a catechetical tool in many Scottish parishes in recent years. He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles by Pope Francis in 2015.
* Tickets for the Bishop Barron’s “Proclaiming Christ in our Culture” event will go on sale 1 May 2018 through the Usher Hall Box Office. Online at www.usherhall.co.uk on on the telephone at 0131 228 1155. Cost is £10 and £6 concession. The event begins at 7.30pm and will conclude at 9.30pm approximately. Doors open 6.30pm.