A mass rosary prayer event is being planned in April along the coastline of Britain.

The Rosary on the Coast is scheduled for 3pm on Sunday, April 29, to mark 50 years since the Abortion Act came into effect. It follows similar events that drew many thousands of people in Poland and Ireland.

Organisers say the day is aimed at a “re-flourishing of the faith, for the grace to build a culture of life and for true peace to reign in the hearts of all peoples and nations”.

John Mallon, of Sancta Familia Media, said there had been a “very rapid growth of interest from all over the UK” since the initiative was announced last week.

He said that Catholics from Port Glasgow to the holy island of Lindisfarne to Jersey and Gibraltar had written expressing interest. “It’s really caught the imagination of people,” Mr Mallon said.

One priest, Fr Kevin Dow, wrote on Facebook that he and his parishioners would pray the rosary under the Forth Bridge outside Edinburgh.

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