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Pope Francis hopes for ‘few more years’

August 22nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pontiff gives revealing interview on trip from South Korea on his health, Iraq, future trips and Oscar Romero

Pope Francis has spoken candidly for the first time about his death, and said he has not ruled out retiring from the Papacy before then, but confirmed he is fit and well enough to go to Iraq if necessary. Talking to reporters on a flight back to the Vatican from South Korea, the 77-year-old Holy Father this week said he could easily die within the next ‘two or three years.’ He made the remarks during the journey when he was asked about his global popularity. “I see it as the generosity of the people of God,” he replied. “I try to think of my sins, my mistakes, not to become proud. Because I know it will last only a short time. Two or three years and then I’ll be off to the Father’s house.” Pope Francis also mentioned the possibility of retiring from the Papacy, as his predecessor Benedict XVI did last year,... continue reading.

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Iraq appeal to Glasgow, the world

August 22nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Tartaglia makes appeal to archdiocese, world leaders continue reading...

Pope calls for reconciliation, peace

August 22nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis’ trip to South Korea, his first to Asia, was dominated by his calls... continue reading.

British Government to double SCIAF’s 50th anniversary Lenten appeal total

August 21st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Development agency of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland wins UK Aid Match scheme... continue reading.

Rector of Scots College named a Monsignor

August 21st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has named Fr John Hughes, who has been rector at Scotland’s seminary in... continue reading.



Volunteers bring Project Truth home

August 22 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Young pro-life activists came to Glasgow Chaplaincy’s Turnbull Hall last Saturday for a rally...


Perth Catholics enjoy pilgrimage to Santiago De Compostela

August 15 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pilgrims from Perth arrived in Santiago de Compostela in time for the Feast of...


First national youth pilgrimage is in honour of St Margaret

August 8 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


Commonwealth coming of age for teen who met the Pope

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Malawians make a song and dance for pupils

July 18 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS



We are the jam that can hold lives together

August 22 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

It began with a plum tree and it became the jam that held lives...


Pope’s formula for happiness… in my own words

August 22 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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A moral duty to vote on Scotland’s future

August 22 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


Cross Wires: Thursday breaking news

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Cross Wires: Wednesday breaking news

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  • Diamond jubilee celebrations held in Girvan for Canon Thomas Gibbon.
  • Andrew Carnegie tells the SCO about the vital service provided by food banks such as his but reminds all that the ultimate aim is to eliminate the need for them
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