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SCIAF to manage £3.2 million Scottish Government programme in Malawi

July 6th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham announced the funding of the Climate Challenge Programme Malawi ahead of attending an international conference at the Vatican on Pope Francis' Laudato si encyclical on care for our common home. According to the Scottish Government, the programme will work with local people in Southern Malawi to ‘identify the climate challenges they face, with a particular focus on helping the most vulnerable, including women and girls, and promoting human rights.’ Mrs Cunningham said we have a ‘moral responsibility’ to tackle the effects of climate change. “This £3.2 million fund will work with communities in southern Malawi to come ... 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.

Father William Muller, executive director of Jesuit Schools Network of North America wrote to President Trump this week

US Jesuits call on President Trump to bring in gun legislation laws following Florida shooting

February 22nd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Father William Muller, executive director of Jesuit Schools Network of North America, said that the Jesuit network stands "with so many voices against the proliferation of guns in our country."... continue reading.


Two cases of sexual misconduct against children dealt with by SCIAF, charity confirms.

February 15th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SCIAF have revealed they have dealt with two cases of alleged sexual misconduct against children in recent years. ... continue reading.


Don’t forget Christians in the Holy Land, bishop urges

February 9th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop William Nolan calls for more Scottish pilgrimages to the Middle East... continue reading.

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A visit that will leave a lasting impression

December 8th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SCO deputy editor DANIEL HARKINS reports from Bangladesh on the legacy of the Pope’s visit... continue reading.

Leading SNP politician takes on cardinal who claims independence ‘against Church teaching’

December 8th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Catholic SNP MP has challenge a Spanish cardinal over comments on Catalonian independence -By RYAN MCDOUGALL ... continue reading.

Report: UN is ‘ignoring’ Christian persecution

October 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Research prompts Lebanese archbishop to ask Scotland for prayers... continue reading.

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