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30 ACN Archbishop Elias Nassar

Lebanese archbishop to visit Scotland calling for solidarity

September 30th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE plight of vast numbers of people fleeing persecution in the Middle East and what should be done to help them will be the core questions addressed at an event in Scotland led by an archbishop from Lebanon. Aid to the Church in Need, the Catholic charity for persecuted and other suffering Christians, will welcome Archbishop Elias Nassar (above) to Motherwell Diocese on Thursday October 9. The Maronite-rite Catholic bishop of Saida, Lebanon, will give his account of what is being done to help refugees flooding in at record levels from war-torn Syria and Iraq Amid growing concerns about the survival of ... continue reading.

Warning of group funerals in Ireland due to vocations crisis

September 30th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Association of Catholic Priests is calling for radical changes to prevent a future of group funerals and weddings as a result of priest shortages.... continue reading.


Pope in Albania: ‘Don’t use religion as pretext for violence’

September 26th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis paid a prayerful and emotional visit to Albania last Sunday and spoke out against those who use religion as pretext for violence.... continue reading.

24 Moira Mary McQUEEN

Scot among five women Pope appoints to the International Theological Commission

September 23rd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Glasgow University graduate Moira McQueen is one of the 30 new appointments made to the International Theological Commission... continue reading.


How Mary’s Meals is still trying to feed the hungry in Liberia

September 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The charity Mary’s Meals is delivering food aid to thousands of people affected by the Ebola outbreak in Liberia—including patients infected by the deadly virus—following the launch of an emergency relief effort.... continue reading.


Holy Father’s World War III warning

September 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis speaks out against conflict during memorial service at Italy’s largest military cemetery... continue reading.


Pope Francis to address European Parliament

September 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

On November 25 Holy Father will become only the second Pope to do so. St John Paul II's visit in October 1988 event was disrupted by the Ian Paisley, who died today... continue reading.

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Ian Paisley has died

September 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Wife announces death of former First Minister of Northern Ireland, famed for his anti-Catholic views and actions... continue reading.

Pope leads tributes to murdered Italian nuns

September 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

After this week's SCO went press it was announced that the murderer of three missionary sisters had been arrested and confessed to the crime, according to local police ... continue reading.

Pope’s trip to Turkey nears Iraqi border

September 9th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father intends to visit Istanbul on November 30, the feast of St Andrew, and meet with Bartholomew I, the first Patriarch of Constantinople... continue reading.

Vatican accepts Cardinal Séan Brady’s resignation

September 8th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Eamon Martin named new Primate of All Ireland... continue reading.

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  • Archbishop Leo Cushley celebrates the Red Mass for the legal profession at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh.
  • Reconciliation service in Edinburgh follows post-referendum violence in Glasgow’s George Square.
  • UK’s Christian leaders speak out against Trident.
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