The first Roman Catholic cardinal to visit the traditionally Presbyterian island of Lewis has conducted a mass to celebrate 50 years of the local parish.

Cardinal Keith O’Brien joined Bishop Joseph Toal, who heads the Argyll and the Isles diocese, and local priest Father Roddy Johnston for the mass.

The church was opened in 1961 to serve the Catholic congregation, which had existed on the island for many years.

Cardinal O’Brien has also met with local priests.

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