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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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Mary’s Meals seeking alternate methods of feeding children as schools shut during pandemic

April 3rd, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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April 3rd, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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Sierra Leone school complex construction well underway thanks to donations to Missio Scotland

April 3rd, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Supporters of the pope's charity for mission can see the fruits of their donations as... continue reading.

Church welcomes gender bill delay, but warns it is a ‘temporary move’

April 2nd, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Catholic Parliamentary Office and an MSP have welcomed a government decision to shelve the... continue reading.

SCIAF welcomes decision to postpone COP26 conference

April 2nd, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Church’s charity for overseas development has welcomed a decision to postpone the COP26 climate... 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’

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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

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Fundraising campaign launched to bring Good News to youth

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

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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

Fr Ronald Rolheiser explains why we must show love to others throughout the COVID-19...


We must remember the victory of Easter

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Why you should say a prayer with me now

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Finding new ways to be as we enter tough times

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