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Tory MSP slams pro-indy politicians over claims Christians shouldn’t vote for right-wing parties

October 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As part of the SNP conference, Christians for Independence hosted a fringe event in the Crowne Plaza hotel on October 8 where Alison Dickie, SNP councillor for Edinburgh Southside Newington, told attendees: “I have not an ounce of understanding, how anyone, never mind Christians, could vote for a right-wing political party.” The remarks have been criticised by Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron. “The real shame here is two politicians using their faith to score petty and utterly inaccurate political points,” he said. Mrs Dickie, a teacher and the wife of a Baptist minister, said her local community was threatened by ‘a ... continue reading.

Catholic expert on Islam calls for interfaith cooperation

October 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

One of the greatest experts of Islam in the Catholic Church visited Scotland last week to urge people of all faiths and none to ‘see beyond their own beliefs’ an cooperate to save ‘a world in travail’.... continue reading.


Scotland welcomes nuncio to Edinburgh for legal profession’s annual Red Mass

October 6th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The UK nuncio was ‘optimistic’ on the future of Scotland’s Faith... continue reading.


Catholicism set to become the largest religion in Scotland

September 29th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

New figures suggest Catholicism will become the largest religion in Scotland in seven years... continue reading.


It’s increasingly difficult to be a Catholic in Parliament, MSP says

September 25th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A senior Scottish Labour politician has said growing intolerance is making it increasingly difficult to be a practising Catholic and a member of the Scottish Parliament... continue reading.


Bishop Taylor praises Pope for ceding liturgy translation power

September 15th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Scottish bishop who formerly chaired the committee overseeing the translation of the liturgy into English has Pope Francis has rectified an ‘injustice’ by granting bishops’ conferences greater control over the translation of liturgical texts.... continue reading.


Scotland’s newest priest urges others to put their fears aside and let God guide them to the priesthood

September 8th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s newest priest has urged men not to be afraid that they are not good enough to serve the Lord, and to let God guide them to the priesthood.... continue reading.

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