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Donate and help re-evangelise Europe

February 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley urges Scots to support SCIAF’s work in Africa and reap the potential benefits

Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews and Edinburgh has urged Scots to donate to SCIAF to help Africa grow and to assist in the re-evangelisation of Europe. Archbishop Cushley (right) has just returned from a trip to Malawi for the launch of SCIAF’s Wee Box Lenten appeal and has written about it exclusively for the SCO. “The suggestion that Africa can Catechise Europe in the Catholic Faith should not be too shocking,” he said. “Throughout the history of our continent, it has always been the way that one church plants the seed in a foreign land only to then be later re-evangelised by the very people they once converted.” He urged Scottish Catholics to give generously to SCIAF this Lent to help this process. “I’ve seen at first hand the vastly increased harvests that their agricultural projects in Africa can generate for impoverished women farmers,” he said. “Even greater than that, though, your Lenten almsgiving—along with prayer and fasting—will... continue reading.

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  •  Archbishop Leo Cushley’s full reflection on Malawi trip with SCIAF.
  • Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen rallies opposition to assisted suicide.
  • Bishop John Keenan of Paisley express Church’s solidarity with the Jewish community.
  • Gerald Warner on being realistic about and alert to the challenges that face our Church’s teaching.
  • Politicians weigh in on parents’ bid to keep Catholic primary education in Milngavie by taking St Joseph’s out of local authority control.


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