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News agency reveals worrying 2019 missionary death toll

January 10th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Agenzia Fides said 18 of those killed were priests, one was a permanent deacon, two were religious men, two were nuns and six were laypeople. After eight consecutive years in which the highest number of missionaries killed was recorded in America. Since 2018 it is Africa that has taken the first place in this tragic category. In Africa in 2019, 12 priests were killed, one religious man, one religious woman, and one laywoman (a total of 15). In America, six priests were killed, one permanent deacon, one religious man, and four laypeople (a total of 12). In Asia, one laywoman was killed. ... continue reading.

Cardinal Pell granted final chance to challenge court

November 13th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Cardinal George Pell has been granted a final chance to challenge his child sexual abuse convictions by the High Court of Australia.... continue reading.


Scottish priest who served in Amazon calls on Church to lead on climate change

September 6th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Clarke said: “We are facing an international scandal which has significant implications for the world.”... continue reading.


More than a dozen Catholic schoolgirls stabbed in Japan knife attack

May 28th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two people have died after more than a dozen schoolchildren from a Catholic school in Japan were stabbed as they waited for their school bus. ... 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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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