UNIVERSITY bosses have said they are "looking further" at a Catholic chaplain who said Glasgow's Pride march was "a gross offence".

As told in the Evening Times, Father Mark Morris, held a "rosary of reparation" on Monday evening in response to the weekend's LGBT event.

The priest organised the event for his parish church, Immaculate Heart of Mary, but is also the Catholic chaplain for Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU).

Last night principal and vice-chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies said she was "extremely disappointed" to hear of the service.

Professor Gillies said: “I am extremely disappointed to hear of the service Father Morris has apparently held in response to the very successful Pride event in Glasgow last Saturday.

"The views implied are antithetical to those held by the university, which is strongly inclusive.

"We actively respect and promote equality and diversity and this has included having an official presence at the last two Pride Glasgow events.

"I shall be looking further into this matter."

The Balornock church's website said the service was a "rosary of reparation for the gross offence to God which is Pride Glasgow".

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon led the Pride Parade through the city on Saturday, calling the event a celebration of "tolerance, diversity, equality, love and respect".

Equality groups had hit out at the service, saying the message given to young people at GCU was concerning but that faith groups are becoming increasingly tolerant of LGBT equality.

Jordan Daly, of the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) Campaign, said: "Our experience working with the Scottish Catholic Education Service as part of the Scottish Government's LGBT Inclusive Education Working Group has also been nothing but positive and productive.

"We know that those who support the LGBT community outweigh those who endorse intolerance and I imagine that the number of attendees to this service in contrast with those who attended the Pride parade would further prove that."

NUS Scotland's LGBT officer Kai O'Doherty also said work has been successful in breaking down barriers faced by LGBT people.

Speaking yesterday, he added: "Universities should be a place where every student, regardless of religion, sexuality, or identity, feels accepted and supported to study without fear of discrimination.

"Everybody within our university communities has a duty to ensure that campuses are compatible with the accepting and progressive culture that they strive to achieve."