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From IS caliphate to Carfin youth rally

June 24th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Hundreds of Scottish pupils at ACN youth rally stand in solidarity with Iraqi Christian refugee who fled ISIS

A refugee who has been denied UK asylum after fleeing the horrors of Islamic State has called on Scots to support those trying to escape anti-Christian terror. Sarmad Ozan (below, right), a 20-year-old Iraqi , spoke to hundreds of young Catholics from across Scotland at a June 16 rally in Carfin Grotto organised by pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). Mr Ozan was forced to leave his home in the city of Mosul in 2014. He told schoolchildren braving the rain in the Lourdes Grotto about how he woke up one morning to find the letter ‘n’ marked above his door. The marking stands for Nazareans and is used by ISIS to signify the houses of Christians. His home city was taken over by ISIS in one day after the Iraqi army fled, and the Christians were given an ultimatum: convert to Islam, pay a high tax and live... continue reading.

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Pope urges love on Armenia trip

June 27th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis called on Christians to define themselves by ‘acts of love and kindness’ during his three-day visit to Armenia this weekend. continue reading...

Pope says EU referendum result is ‘will of the people’

June 24th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Brexit backed by 52% to 48% across Britain. ... continue reading.

Catholic teacher training coming to Edinburgh, Strathclyde

June 24th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Student teachers should be able to embark on a Catholic teaching Certificate in Religious Education... continue reading.



Youngsters grill Archbishop on Faith

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Archbishop Leo Cushley may have served two Popes as a senior Vatican official but...


Catholic teacher is named best in the country

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A CATHOLIC has been named as the best teacher in Scotland at a national...


Fair play to EK school for its FairTrade, Traidcraft support

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Actually, class, it IS rocket science

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The time has come to start meeting with young Catholics

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We betray those living in terror when we look away

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When Mass collides with a wailing tot

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Being a pacifist in a world of guns

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