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|Bishop backs 'courageous troops'
||Bishop backs 'courageous troops'
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The public should demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices made by Britain's armed forces, according to a senior Scottish Catholic.
The Roman Catholic Bishop of Motherwell Joseph Devine said people should make a point of shaking the hands of soldiers.
|He said that the conflict in Iraq may not be popular.||He said that the conflict in Iraq may not be popular.|
But addressing the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq he said people should not confuse "our courageous young troops" with issues about war.
In a statement, Bishop Devine said he supported the recent appeal by the Head of the Army, General Sir Richard Dannatt, to show greater appreciation for the service of the armed forces.
|The bishop said there had to be a distinction between those on the battlefield and government leaders.||The bishop said there had to be a distinction between those on the battlefield and government leaders.|