This weeks international news

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Report: UN is ‘ignoring’ Christian persecution

October 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The persecution of Christians around the world is worse than at any time in history but is being ignored by the UN, according to a new report. Lebanese Archbishop Issam John Darwich (above) spoke about the ‘Persecuted and Forgotten?’ report during a visit to Scotland this week. The research, compiled by Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), concludes that the persecution of Christians reached a high water mark in 2015-17, with growing attacks on the faithful by ISIS, Boko Haram, and other fundamentalist groups. “Governments in the West and the UN failed to offer Christians in countries such as ... continue reading.
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One billion meals

October 6th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Charity founded by Catholic Scot hits landmark milestone... continue reading.


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Pope urges world leaders to destroy weapons of death

September 29th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father joins Scottish Church in raising concerns over North Korea tensions... continue reading.


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Joy in Scotland as kidnapped Indian priest finally freed

September 15th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Salesian Sisters in Glasgow join world in celebrating the ‘amazing news’... continue reading.


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Pakistan mourns nun who led fight to defeat leprosy

August 18th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The government of Pakistan will accord a state funeral to Sr Ruth Katharina Martha Pfau, a German-born member of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary who devoted her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan.... continue reading.


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Priests confront troops

August 4th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two remarkable photos from Venezuela this week show priests risking their lives in the face of the military as the country slides into civil war.... continue reading.


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SCIAF follow Pope’s call to tackle child trafficking

July 28th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) have begun a brand new appeal bringing to light the struggles faced by Indian children who are victims of child trafficking.... continue reading.


Scotland and India united in grief

June 30th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholics in Scotland and India are united in grief over the death of much-loved priest Fr Martin Xavier Vazhachira, whose body was found on an East Lothian Beach last Friday after he’d been missing for three days. By Ian Dunn and Amanda Connelly ... continue reading.


Scots urged to pray for abducted Filipino priest

June 2nd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley has urged Scots Catholics to pray for a Filipino priest who was kidnapped along with 240 others by Islamist extremists. ... continue reading.


Pope prays for Manchester

May 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has extended his prayers and condolences to those affected by the bombing in the Manchester Arena last night, while condemning the ‘barbaric attack’.... continue reading.



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