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Italian Chapel to appoint full-time custodians

September 1st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Italian Chapel in Orkney is to appoint full-time custodians to manage an increasing number of visitors and help improve security, and to begin charging for admission to cover the costs. Italian POWs built the popular tourist destination on the island of Lamb Holm during the Second World War. Last year, the chapel, constructed from Nissan huts, marked its 70th anniversary with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Antonio Mennini, the Apostolic nuncio to Great Britain, and Archbishop Emeritus Mario Conti. Pope Francis sent a blessing to be read out at the Mass in which he called the chapel a ‘sign ... continue reading.

Racing against time to save St Paul’s Church

August 28th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A priest is in a race against time to save his church from closure.... continue reading.


Celebrating life at St Margaret’s Hospice

August 28th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Glasgow’s archbishop marks 65th year of hospice, 200th anniversary of the Religious Sisters of Charity ... continue reading.


One man’s ‘organ keys to the kingdom’ mission

August 21st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An amateur musician visited three of Scotland’s Catholic Cathedrals as he inched closer to completing a decade-long endeavour to play every cathedral organ in the United Kingdom.... continue reading.

19 Deacons ordination

Date set for ordination of two new priest for St Andrews and Edinburgh

August 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Deacons Tony Lappin and former SCO employee Jamie McMorrin will be ordained St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral next summer ... continue reading.


Bishops of Scotland say they are ‘shamed and pained’ by abuse within the Church

August 18th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

During Mass at St Andrew’s Cathedral today, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia offered the Scottish Church’s full response to the publication of the McLellan report from the commission chaired by Dr Andrew McLellan, a former Church of Scotland Moderator... continue reading.


Scottish Church must put abuse survivors first and apologise

August 18th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

After the McLellan report's release this morning, the President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland extends apology from the hierarchy for Church's handing of abuse Church safeguarding staff commit to implementing commission's recommendations... continue reading.

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New MP pledges to stand up for solidarity with persecuted Christians

August 18th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Marion Fellows MP has given her backing to an awareness campaign focused on the persecution of Christians, organised by a leading charity in Scotland.... continue reading.

Pray for the Beatification of Venerable Margaret Sinclair

August 14th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Norah Smith, Venerable Margaret Sinclair’s God-daughter, makes a plea for support to Scottish Catholics ahead of annual pilgrimage in Edinburgh... continue reading.

SNP group vows to reverse increase in qualifying distance for free school transport

August 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic parents in Glasgow and South Lanarkshire contemplate not sending their children back to school for new term in light of cutbacks... continue reading.

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  • Bishop John Keenan’s rafting adventure for charity
  • Aberdeen Diocese reports back from German pilgrimage
  • Bishop’s Lenten Catechesis competition winners meet Paulo Nutini.
  • St Andrews and Edinburgh Archdiocese mourns for Mgr Michael Regan who died after an illness.
  • St Aloysius, Garnethill, Glasgow, installs new organ.

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