This weeks international news

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at Phoenix Park in Dublin Aug. 26. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-DUBLIN-MASS Aug. 26, 2018.

In photos: day two of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland

August 26th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

[caption id="attachment_56304" align="alignnone" width="480"]Pope Francis finishes lighting a candle as he visits the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Knock Shrine in Knock, Ireland, Aug. 26. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-KNOCK Aug. 26, 2018. Pope Francis finishes lighting a candle as he visits the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Knock Shrine in Knock, Ireland, (CNS photo/Paul Haring).[/caption] [caption id="attachment_56305" align="alignnone" width="480"]Pope Francis greet a local parishioner as he visits the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Knock Shrine in Knock, Ireland, Aug. 26. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-KNOCK                            <a href=... continue reading.
Pope Francis attends the Festival of Families in Croke Park stadium in Dublin Aug. 25. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-FESTIVAL-FAMILIES Aug. 25, 2018.

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.


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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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SCIAF to manage £3.2 million Scottish Government programme in Malawi

July 6th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund will deliver a new £3.2 million Scottish Government programme in Malawi focusing on climate change, human rights and access to resources. ... continue reading.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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.



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