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Christmas concerns

One of Scotland's most senior religious leaders is urging the UK Government to help failed asylum seekers living in poverty over Christmas.

Philip Tartaglia, the Archbishop of Glasgow, signed a petition on the issue and met two men from the Ivory Coast and Pakistan who are destitute after having their support cut.

Archbishop Tartaglia said: "I have concern for people in our back yard who may be forced to spend Christmas in freezing conditions because they've been made compulsorily destitute."

Picture: Kirsty Anderson

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