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Pope Francis to canonise two of the ‘little shepherds’ of Fatima

March 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Though not yet confirmed, it is likely that he will do so during his upcoming visit to that shrine on May 12 2013 - the 100th anniversary of the apparitions. The Vatican announced today, March 23, that the pope has opened the door to the canonization of the two children when he formally recognized the second miracle attributed to their intercession at a meeting with the Prefect of the Congregation for Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato. The two children died young, as Our Lady had told them. The third, Lucia, wrote down the three secrets of Fatima. ... continue reading.

Pope leads prayers for Westminster victims

March 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has offered prayers for all those affected by the terrorist attack in London yesterday.... continue reading.


Martin McGuinness was a man of prayer who strove for peace, says archbishop

March 21st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Following the death of Martin McGuinness at the age of 66, Archbishop Eamon Martin has said the former Northern Irish Deputy First Minister was 'a man of prayer' who knew that 'peace was worth striving for'.... continue reading.

Video of bizarre North Korean anti-Christian propaganda appears online

March 20th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Footage shows a caricature of a Catholic priest ... continue reading.


SCIAF call for aid to combat ‘appalling catastrophe’

March 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish Catholics are being urged to give ‘whatever they can’ as millions face famine in Africa and the Middle East. ... continue reading.


Zambian Jesuit to be SCIAF Director

March 10th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Scottish charity is to have an African representative on it’s board for the first time... continue reading.


Pupils injured in bus crash outside Cumberland Catholic secondary.

February 9th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A bus carrying more than 40 pupils overturned and caught fire in morning rush-hour crash outside Our Lady’s High School, Cumbernauld.... continue reading.

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Archbishop prays for Glasgow family struck by cancer

January 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A young Father has travelled to Germany for special experimental treatment... continue reading.

SCIAF director calls Syria policy ‘appalling,’ ‘naive’ and ‘unrealistic’

December 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE head of SCIAF has said the UK’s foreign policy on the Syrian crisis is ‘appalling’ and ‘naive to the point of being totally unrealistic.’... continue reading.

The city of sadness and loss

December 16th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A nun in the Syrian city of Aleppo tells the SCO of the chaos and violence amid an army offensive against rebel groups... continue reading.

Pope Francis will visit Ireland in 2018

November 28th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny met the Holy Father this morning and said the Pope confirmed he will travel to Ireland in August 2018.... continue reading.

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