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Pope to visit US and the Philippines in 2015

November 21st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

“I wish to confirm according to the wishes of the Lord, that in September of 2015, I will go to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families,” the Pope said on Monday. “Thank you for your prayers with which you accompany my service to the Church. Bless you from my heart.” The Holy Father was speaking at the beginning of a colloquium on Complementarity of Man and Woman happening in Rome that was sponsored by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The World Meeting of Families takes place September 22-27, 2015, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has as its theme ... continue reading.
Pope Francis delivers speech during meeting at United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization headquarters in Rome

‘We ask for dignity, not for charity’ for the hungry

November 20th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis appeals at UN meeting for more efforts to help those who are starving.... continue reading.

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Reframing the Church’s message

November 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

New book taking a less confrontational look at how Catholic education and communication can reach out today is launched in Scotland... continue reading.


Pope Francis confirms US visit

November 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father revealed this morning he will be attending the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year... continue reading.

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Ireland reopens Vatican embassy

November 13th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Country’s new ambassador to the Holy See met with Pope Francis on Tuesday... continue reading.

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Your presence gives us ‘strength, ’ Jerusalem bishop tells ACN pilgrims

November 13th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Jerusalem bishop’s message of hope to ACN pilgrims... continue reading.


Glasgow celebrates 100 years of helping

November 7th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

ARCHBISHOP Philip Tartaglia was on hand recently to join the Helpers of the Holy Souls in celebrating the centenary of their arrival in Glasgow.... continue reading.

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English bishop condemns UK Government decision not to support med migrant rescue

November 7th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A senior English bishop has strongly condemned the UK Government’s decision not to support migrant rescue services in the Mediterranean. ... continue reading.

Scotland’s turn to hear shocking evidence that religious freedom is under attack

November 6th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish politicians and religious leaders listen to Prince of Wales’s message and ACN report in Edinburgh last night... continue reading.

Religious freedom is under attack

November 6th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Prince of Wales introduces ACN report that Christians and Muslims are suffering at home and abroad... continue reading.

Muslim peace prize for Mary’s Meals founder

November 6th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Christian founder of the Scottish-based global school feeding programme is to receive a top Muslim peace award.... continue reading.

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  • Catholic Education Director Michael McGrath says he will defend those who conscientiously object to teaching about gay marriage.
  • Bishop John Keenan announces that Paisley Diocese will hold synod in 2016.
  • Scotland’s bishops get behind interfaith week.
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