We have been made aware of an incident outside of St Alphonsus Church in Glasgow late on Saturday afternoon whilst an Orange Parade was passing by. We understand that abusive comments were directed at a local Priest from a group of young men who were not part of the parade. We can confirm that no members of the parade were involved in this or any of the reported incidents.
The Orange Order is founded on the principle of religious liberty and respect for people of all faiths. We totally condemn the bigoted actions of those involved and hope that they are dealt with to the full extent of the law. We would welcome the opportunity to work with Police Scotland to identify those responsible.