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Run, Chris, Run—Catholic Scot to compete in Olympics

August 11th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The 25-year-old from West Linton will be running in the 1500m at the Olympics on Tuesday. St Isidore’s parish priest Fr Michael Maher said parishioners had ‘followed his every victory—and sadly not victories’ and ‘would be ‘thinking of him over in Rio’. The Scot currently lives in the United States, after attending the University of Tulsa, and previously said: “My faith is a huge part of my life. I was brought up in the Catholic Church—although more often than not, we couldn’t go on Sundays because I was racing. When I got to university in Tulsa, I had more time ... continue reading.

Security steeped up at Lourdes, as terror fear grows

August 10th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

French authorities have ramped up security at Lourdes over fears of a terrorist attack on the feast of the Assumption.... continue reading.


Be the protagonists of history, Pope tells Scots

August 5th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish pilgrims join the Holy Father and millions from across the globe at World Youth Day in Krakow... continue reading.

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Italian WYD pilgrims told to see doctor after young woman dies of meningitis

August 3rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

After an Italian pilgrim to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, died of meningitis, the Italian bishops’ conference advised all pilgrims who visited or attended events at its Casa Italia centre in Kraków to see a doctor, especially if they have a high fever, severe headache and rash. ... continue reading.


Catholics urged to help Aleppo

August 3rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholics have been urged not to forget the victims of the Syrian civil War as the city of Aleppo faced a fresh humanitarian crisis. ... continue reading.


Vatican Commission to consider women deacons

August 2nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis (above) is to establish a commission to look into the issue of women deacons.... continue reading.


Pope Francis tells youth to ‘love our enemies’ at end of WYD

August 1st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father also announced the next World Youth Day will be in Panama... continue reading.

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Pope Francis has special advice for married couples

July 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Speaking to young people from the Archbishop’s residence in Krakow, Pope Francis had some special words of support and advice for the married couple among them and for those young people preparing to ‘form a family’.... continue reading.

Young Catholics can bring hope to the world, says Pope

July 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

At his first major event of World Youth Day. Pope Francis told a huge crowd that a young person touched by Christ is ‘capable of truly great things.’... continue reading.

A French martyr for our weeping world

July 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

International tributes paid to the elderly priest brutally murdered by Islamist terrorists... continue reading.

The world is at war, warns Pope

July 27th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father has paid tribute to Fr Jacques Hamel who was murdered in France yesterday.... continue reading.

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