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Archbishop prays for Glasgow family struck by cancer

January 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia has given his support to a campaign to raise funds to help a young father diagnosed with cancer get an experimental treatment. As the SCO reported last week, Craig and Marzena Asher’s son Angus was just a month old when his father was told he had stage four stomach cancer. Speaking to the SCO from Germany where he is receiving treatment, Mr Asher (right, with his family) said that though he was raised a Protestant he has recently received his first Holy Communion and Confession as he prepares to join the Catholic Church. “I would always go to ... 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.


SCIAF’s Christmas appeal for aid to help Syrian crisis

November 25th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SCIAF is launching an emergency Christmas appeal to help thousands of desperately poor Syrians whose lives have been torn apart by war. ... continue reading.


Exciting new Scottish app to find Mass launches in Rome

November 22nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The world’s first interactive, GPS-powered, Holy Mass and Confession finder app, which was developed in Scotland has been launched in Rome. ... continue reading.

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‘Stop this war, stop this weapon trafficking’

November 18th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Lebanon priest urges Scots to support refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria and criticises those making ‘a fortune’ out of the conflict... continue reading.

European Catholic Church media officers meet in Glasgow

November 17th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic Church media officers from across Europe are meeting in Glasgow this week to discuss 'communicating a Christian message in increasingly secular societies.'... continue reading.

Scottish prison chaplain joins Pope in call to embrace Mercy

November 11th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Never give up hope in God, Pope tells 1000 prisoners at Jubilee Year Mass... continue reading.

Prayers for President Trump

November 9th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Vatican’s Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has said the Church will be praying for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Mr Trump was been elected on Tuesday, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice.... continue reading.

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