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Church assists Vietnam Catholic in right to appeal rejected asylum case

November 15th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Glasgow priest’s letter and tattoo of clergyman ‘significant’ in tribunal verdict — by Ryan McDougall, James Farrell Colette Cooper

A Vietnamese asylum-seeker and practising Catholic has successfully challenged a court decision to refuse permission to appeal against his rejected asylum application, thanks to Church intervention. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, fled Vietnam due to the government’s brutal regime against Christians and feared persecution if he is deported. Judges initially did not believe the man was in danger, or a Catholic. However, a Glasgow priest sent a letter to the court confirming he attends Mass at St Andrew’s Cathedral every week. The man also has a tattoo of Fr Francis Xavier Truong Buu Diep on his chest — a priest who was martyred by the Viet Minh in 1946 as they cracked down on ‘western religions.’ Fr Diep is venerated by Catholics, Protestants, and people of no faith in Vietnam.   Prayers The Vietnamese man told the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) he had been praying to Fr Diep and that he had performed... continue reading.

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Bishops’ Conference updated on council rep voting rights threat

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The Scottish Catholic Education Service has revealed seven local authorities will not change the current... continue reading.


Masters degree for Sister, 79, after dedicated life of little ways

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A Carmelite nun has received her Masters degree in Theology as she prepares to turn... continue reading.



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

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

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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...

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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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Opinion

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Thinking over, above, below and outside the box

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You can take a child from the ghetto, but Faith only thrives in a loving home

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In his Letter from America, Brandon McGinley explains the vital role of the family in...

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The difficult, yet noble art of politics

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The simple but important gift of remembrance

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Married priests? Let’s go with the Holy Spirit

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