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Scotland’s archbishops urge Catholics to vote in independence referendum.

August 29th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s two archbishops have sent messages this weekend urging parishioners to vote in the upcoming independence referendum. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow and Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews and Edinburgh are calling for their congregations to engage with the issues being raised in the run up to the September 18 vote ‘The Scottish independence referendum is now just a short time away,” Archbishop Tartaglia, president of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, writes. “Along with the bishops of Scotland, who are deeply conscious of the importance of this referendum, I encourage and urge all those eligible to vote to do so ... continue reading.
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Officers cleared of ‘sectarian’ interrogation of former MP’s wife

August 29th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Questions remain over the nature of the questioning of Gail Sheridan as the basis for the police defence—her failure to swear an oath to God in court—is reported to be untrue... continue reading.


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Double your SCIAF support

August 29th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund has won UK Government fund-matching for its Wee Box, Big Change Lenten Appeal next year, the charity’s 50th anniversary year... continue reading.


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Papal envoy confirms dire situation in Iraq

August 29th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis’ personal envoy to Iraq has returned from the crisis-hit country to brief the Holy Father on the plight of persecuted minorities and the reported genocide of Christians.... continue reading.


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Bishop of Shrewsbury calls for new generation to become witnesses in every walk of life

August 25th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Mark Davies reaches out to young people at Youth 2000 festival... continue reading.


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Iraq appeal to Glasgow, the world

August 22nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Tartaglia makes appeal to archdiocese, world leaders... 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.


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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.


Archbishop Tartaglia appeals for prayers for Iraq and peace

August 14th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland joins Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen in following Pope Francis' lead in speaking up for victims of recent violence in the region... continue reading.



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  • Bishop Toal leads 50th celebrations for St Bride’s, East Kilbride, after both sad and good news.
  • Rector of Pontifical Scots College in Rome officially named a monsignor in ceremony in his home Archdiocese of Glasgow.
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