Archbishop Leo Cushley will celebrate Mass for the Feast of the Holy Innocents at 12 noon on Saturday 28th December.

It takes place at St Margaret’s Chapel at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh. Refreshments will be served after.

Paul Atkin, of the Pro-life office of the Archdiocese, said: “The Innocents Mass is a great opportunity to celebrate life from the moment of conception and to pray for unborn children and their mothers who need our support.

"It's almost two years since we set up the Archdiocesan Pro-Life Office and there are now pro-life representatives in over 40 parishes.

"Hundreds of parishioners are now involved in pro-life in activity across the Archdiocese and the community has gone from strength to strength.

"The Innocents Mass is a time when we come together to pray for our work and enjoy some social activity together afterwards. I’m looking forward to it and all are welcome.“