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More than a dozen Catholic schoolgirls stabbed in Japan knife attack

May 28th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A knife-wielding man attacked the group of schoolchildren as they were waiting for a bus in the Japanese city of Kawasaki, near Tokyo. An 11-year-old girl and a 39-year-old man are dead. The attacker, a man in his 50s, stabbed himself in the neck after the attack and has died. The 16 injured girls are believed to be aged from six to 12, and are reportedly pupils at Caritas Catholic primary school. The school was founded by Canadian missionaries in 1961. The attack began at 8am near a bus stop at Noborito station, according to media reports. Police found two knifes nearby. The ... continue reading.

Muller issues Manifesto of Faith

February 12th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Cardinal Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from 2012-2017, released a 'Manifesto of Faith' on February 8 in which he affirms basic teachings of the Church 'in the face of growing confusion about the doctrine of the faith.' The document has been seen by some as a criticism of the teachings of Pope Francis. It can be found in full below. ... continue reading.


Argyll Catholic success story gets backing from Government

December 7th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Donations to Mary’s Meals campaign to be doubled by UK aid department... continue reading.


Pope Francis and Scottish bishops discuss nuclear disarmament in Vatican meeting

September 27th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s bishops spoke to Pope Francis about nuclear disarmament during a one-hour and 40 minute-long meeting on Thursday September 27, at the beginning of their Ad Limina visit to Rome.... continue reading.


Scotland’s bishops to meet Pope Francis on Thursday

September 26th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland's bishops will speak to Pope Francis on Thursday September 27 about the scandal of abuse in the global Church as they visit Rome for their Ad Limina pilgrimage. ... continue reading.

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at Phoenix Park in Dublin Aug. 26. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-DUBLIN-MASS Aug. 26, 2018.

In photos: day two of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland

August 26th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The second day of Pope Francis' visit to Ireland included a trip to the Knock Shrine and the celebration of Mass in Phoenix Park in Dublin. Below is a selection of photos from the second day of the papal visit.... continue reading.

Pope Francis attends the Festival of Families in Croke Park stadium in Dublin Aug. 25. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-FESTIVAL-FAMILIES Aug. 25, 2018.

In photos: day one of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland

August 25th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis is visiting Ireland from Saturday August 25 to Sunday August 26, including a trip tommorow to the Knock Shrine. Below is a selection of photographs from the first day of the visit. ... continue reading.

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Pope speaks of failures over abuse at start of two-day visit to Ireland

August 25th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Acknowledging the failures "of bishops, religious superiors, priests and others" in the Catholic Church to protect children from the "repugnant crimes" of physical and sexual abuse, Pope Francis began his two-day visit to Ireland.... continue reading.

SCIAF to manage £3.2 million Scottish Government programme in Malawi

July 6th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund will deliver a new £3.2 million Scottish Government programme in Malawi focusing on climate change, human rights and access to resources. ... continue reading.

Kenyan parishioners disappointed after priest gets one-year suspension for rapping after Mass

June 21st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Parishioners at a parish in western Kenya are unhappy after their favourite priest was suspended for one year after rapping following Mass.... continue reading.

Catholic Scotland unites in solidarity with Syrians

March 2nd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop William Nolan asks for prays of peace for the traumatised nation... continue reading.

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