Fr Agnellus Andrew, the Franciscan who became a household name as a television commentator, is "delighted" that Scotland is setting up its ow n branch of UNDA, the International Catholic Association for Radio and Television.
Ft Agnellus, now director of the Catholic Radio and TV Centre at Hatch End. Middlesex, and world president or UNDA, had been asked tor his reaction to the flt.t■VS that the Scottish Catholic Broadcasting Committee was re-forming as UN DA-Scotland.
"I am delighted," he said. "Many people are unaware of the sturdy Scottish tradition of independence. Scotland has much to give, and probably something to receive, from the brotherhood of UNDA, which is now more than 40 years old."
LINDA, he said, had started as a small group of friends working in different countries in Catholic broadcasting. .
"It has now become a huge world organisation linking together the activities in more than 1(X) countries, of which 70 are in the Third World of Asia, Africa and Latin America.
"It enjoys the confidence of the Holy See, which honours it by entrusting many activities to it and relying on it for advice in its area of concern."