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Bishops’ president wants rid of Trident

April 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow called for nuclear weapons to be removed from Scotland during an ecumenical act of witness at the Trident nuclear base at Faslane.

“It is clearer than ever that no nation or power should be using nuclear weapons,” Archbishop Tartaglia, president of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, said at the prayer service organised last Saturday by Scottish Christians against nuclear arms. Alongside the Rev Sally Foster-Fulton of the Church and Society Council, Church of Scotland; Alistair McIntosh of the Quakers and many other Scottish Christians, the archbishop said it was time for change. “I was pleased to associate myself with the act of witness and prayer, asking for our government and for all governments to do away with nuclear weapons so that the world can seek peace and security without the danger of the mass destruction of human life, of the environment, of infrastructure and of property,” he said. “I am just old enough to remember the Bay of Pigs crisis in 1961 when nuclear war was threatened between the USA and the Soviet Union. I... continue reading.

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Former Ayrshire youth group holds reunion

April 23rd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Coodham House retreatants from 1960s and 1970s set to meet and reminisce in St Mungo’s Church, Townhead, Glasgow, this Saturday continue reading...

SCIAF fears escalating violence in South Sudan

April 23rd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SCIAF has said it is extremely concerned about developments in South Sudan as violence in... continue reading.

Thousands fill St Peter’s Square to hear the Pope speak on the Resurrection of Christ

April 23rd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Pope greeted pilgrims from Scotland and across the world as he delivered his weekly... continue reading.

Missing St Ninian’s pupil found safe and well

April 23rd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Niamh Cockton, who disappeared from her bedroom in East Renfrewshire on Monday night, was found... continue reading.

Pope Francis’ Easter Urbi et Orbi

April 20th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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A truly Catholic celebration of Faith by youths in Perth

April 18 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Young people from across Scotland, and as far away as Canada and the US,...


Strong in Faith: What are your favourite parts of Holy Week?

April 11 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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