This weeks international news


Iraq appeal to Glasgow, the world

August 22nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow has urged world leaders to act to save the suffering Christians of Iraq and asked Catholics across his archdiocese to pray for their survival. Archbishop Tartaglia has joined the presidents of the 33 Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Europe in signing a letter calling call on the international community to take urgent ‘decisions to put an end to the atrocious actions against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq.’ He also wrote to all parishes asking for special prayers to be said for peace in Iraq and throughout the world at Masses last weekend. “We have all watched ... continue reading.

Pope calls for reconciliation, peace

August 22nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis’ trip to South Korea, his first to Asia, was dominated by his calls for peace and reconciliation on the Korean peninsula and around the world.... continue reading.


Pope Francis hopes for ‘few more years’

August 22nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pontiff gives revealing interview on trip from South Korea on his health, Iraq, future trips and Oscar Romero... continue reading.

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British Government to double SCIAF’s 50th anniversary Lenten appeal total

August 21st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Development agency of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland wins UK Aid Match scheme... continue reading.

Pope prays as he leads vigil for peace in Syria

Pope mourns tragic deaths of three relatives in a car crash

August 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father is ‘deeply pained’ over loss this morning of his nephew’s wife and his two infant great-nephews. His nephew is said to be in a serious condition.... continue reading.

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Oscar Romero’s Beatification in hands of theologians, says Pope

August 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Speaking to journalists while flying home from South Korea, Pope Francis said the murdered Salvadorian archbishop was ‘a man of God’ and reflected on a number of issues affecting the world today... continue reading.

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Close to one million children in poverty now being fed by Mary’s Meals

August 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Scottish charity is providing daily meals to more than 900,000 children in need and hopes to reach the million mark by the first half of next year... continue reading.

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Iraqi refugees are dying from hunger and thirst

August 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Time and resources running out for people fleeing from violence, including tens of thousands of persecuted Christians... continue reading.

Archbishop Tartaglia makes Great War warning

August 15th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow has warned that humans are still failing to learn the lessons of the First World War. ... continue reading.

‘These are our own flesh and blood’

August 15th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Gilbert, Pope Francis make impassioned pleas for help for Christians facing genocide in Iraq. BREAKING NEWS: Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, president of the Bishops's Conference of Scotland, call for prayers for Iraq and the surrounding region at weekend Masses ... continue reading.

Missionary priest dies after Ebola treatment

August 15th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Spanish missionary who was the first person in Europe to be treated for Ebola has died despite being given an experimental drug used to treat the deadly virus.... continue reading.

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  • St Mary’s Cathedral parish in Edinburgh marks 200 years with Masses with Archbishop Cushley.
  • Diamond jubilee celebrations held in Girvan for Canon Thomas Gibbon.
  • Andrew Carnegie tells the SCO about the vital service provided by food banks such as his but reminds all that the ultimate aim is to eliminate the need for them
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  • Missionary Children hopes all Scottish schools will hold a Mission day of Many Colours.

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