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‘We beat Ebola, you can beat this,’ Congolese archbishop assures Scotland

March 20th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Visiting Congolese archbishop says Scotland can overcome coronavirus on trip to Glasgow.

‘If the Democratic Republic of Congo can beat Ebola, Scotland can overcome the coronavirus,’ a Congolese archbishop has said while visiting Glasgow this week. Archbishop François-Xavier Maroy Rusengo of Bukavu Archdiocese DRC believes the Catholic Church in Scotland could work more closely with other faith groups and the government in order to overcome the growing coronavirus crisis. The senior clergyman was visiting Scotland to witness the work of the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF), but his trip was cut short due to the ongoing pandemic. Survivors SCIAF’s Wee Box appeal this year tells the story of survivors of sexual violence in the DRC and details the work SCIAF is doing to help. Bukavu, the capital of the DRC’s South Kivu region, was able to thwart the most recent Ebola outbreak, which began in August 2018, despite the nearby North Kivu and Ituri regions being badly hit. Archbishop Maroy told the SCO: “We were recently told by... continue reading.

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Scottish bishops reveal new Coronavirus working group chaired by lay Catholic

May 6th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Gilbert said: "The bishops are keen to benefit from the advice of experts in medicine and public health and are very grateful to Sir Harry Burns for agreeing to chair our Working Group." continue reading...

Scots College rector says BBC documentary’s success shows desire for more religious-themed shows

May 4th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The rector of the Pontifical Scots College in Rome said the success of a new... continue reading.

Funeral arrangements made for one of Glasgow Archdiocese’s ‘best-known’ priests

May 4th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Funeral arrangements have been made for a Glasgow Archdiocese priest who died aged 74 after... continue reading.

Dunkeld pays tribute to priest who served for nearly 65 years

May 4th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Stephen Robson of Dunkeld paid tribute to to a priest who served the diocese... continue reading.

Church and Scottish government in talks regarding reopening of churches

May 4th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Bishop of Paisley has suggested various social distancing measures to be put in place... continue reading.



Young Scots in Rome see their school’s patron made a saint

October 18 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pupils from Cardinal Newman High in Bellshill travelled to Rome last week to witness...


Retiring headteacher had positive impact on ‘thousands of children’

October 11 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A newly retired headteacher received messages of support from his colleagues as he spoke...


Mass marks 50 years of teaching at Catholic primary in West Dumbartonshire

October 4 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


Fundraising campaign launched to bring Good News to youth

October 4 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


National Youth Pilgrimage venerates Patron saint’s relics in St Andrew’s Cathedral

September 6 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS



Faith and forgiveness in the Democratic Republic of Congo

April 17 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Reporter Ryan McDougall explains why we shouldn't forgot about SCIAF's Wee Box appeal in...


The virtue of patience will see us all through

March 30 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

James Bundy finds lessons from the saints for the present crisis....


Rich lessons to be learned from an unsought sabbatical

March 30 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


We must remember the victory of Easter

March 30 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


Why you should say a prayer with me now

March 30 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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