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11 SYRIA Patriarch Gregorios III

Islamic extremists are seizing West’s military support, says Patriarch

July 28th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In an interview with Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III, head of the largest Catholic community in Syria, said money and weapons given to moderate groups were being repeatedly used by ISIS in the struggle against President Bashar al-Assad. The Patriarch’s comments come after Mr Assad gave a televised speech on Sunday in which he appeared to admit that the opposition’s increased strength meant his forces could not fight on every front against Daesh, the Al-Nusra Front and other militant groups. Hitting out against the West’s Middle East policies, Patriarch Gregorios went ... continue reading.
10 Dr Phili Nitschke

Pro-life campaigners want police probe into Fringe euthanasia show

July 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Right-to-die activist Dr Philip Nitschke’s Edinburgh ‘performances’ are a hands-on demonstration of a device that allows people to kill themselves with a mix of gases... continue reading.


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New rector for Pontifical Scots College

July 17th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Daniel Fitzpatrick will succeed Mgr John Hughes in the role having been vice-rector since 2012... continue reading.


Pope Francis walks with Bolivian President Evo Morales and a children in traditional dress as he arrives at El Alto International Airport in La Paz, Bolivia, July 8. The airport is at 13,325 feet above sea level. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope focuses on religious freedom and the poor in Bolivia

July 9th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father heads to Paraguay, the third country this Papal visit, tomorrow... continue reading.


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Armenian people are still suffering

July 8th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

100 years on, Armenians still suffer the consequences of the genocide, says the leader of Armenian Catholics in Eastern Europe. MARTA PETROSILLO reports.... continue reading.


In this pool photo taken on Monday, July 6, 2015 and made available on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, Pope Francis, delivers his speech as he celebrates a Mass at the Samanes park in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Francis is making his first visit as Pope to his Spanish-speaking neighborhood. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Pray for family synod, Pope urges congregation of a million

July 7th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pilgrims in Ecuador flock to first Papal Mass of South American visit... continue reading.


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We owe a debt to the poor, says Pope Francis

July 6th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis arrived in Ecuador on Monday at the start of a short tour of three South American countries as ‘a witness of God’s mercy.’ ... continue reading.


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Cumbernauld remembers victims of Tunisian attacks

July 6th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Local Catholic priest joins mourners at Abronhill Church memorial service for Jim and Ann McQuire... continue reading.


Pope is united in prayer with victims of terrorist attack

July 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father expresses solidarity with those who have suffered after gunman’s rampage in Tunisia... continue reading.


Holy See recognises Palestine, commits to religious freedom

July 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Vatican signed a comprehensive agreement with the State of Palestine last Friday, marking the former’s recognition of the latter and pledging greater commitment to religious freedom.... continue reading.


Glasgow University professor joins new Vatican foundation for Middle East

July 1st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The only route to peace in the Holy Land is through education, Professor Bart McGettrick believes... continue reading.



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