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Scottish Catholics mourn the passing of Bishop Goltok

March 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Cardinal Gordon Joseph Gray ‘adopted’ Bauchi in the 1950s and sent priests to work there. Among them was Canon Leo Glancy who lived in Nigeria from 1968-75 where he first met the late bishop who died after a short illness. “I remember the first time I went to Bauchi: Malachi met me at the door of the parish house, he was the son of the cook,” he said. “I’ve known him ever since. I’m shattered by the news. It’s totally unexpected.” All through his life Bishop Goltok (right) had retained a close connection with St Andrews and Edinburgh, often spending three ... continue reading.
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Second Nigerian bishop dies this year

March 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Malachy John Goltok of Bauchi, Nigeria, died in the early hours of Saturday morning at Our Lady of Apostle's Hospital, Jos, after a brief illness. ... continue reading.


Pope accepts Cardinal O’Brien’s resignation, retirement from public life

March 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Confirmation from Church this afternoon that the former Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh will continue to lead the 'simple' and 'quiet' life he has adopted—following an admission in 2013 of inappropriate behaviour and his official resignation—but retains his red hat... continue reading.

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Play on Scotland’s martyr, coming to Dundee, to be published

March 19th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The play on St John Ogilvie touring Scotland that everyone is talking about is coming to Dundee, and is being published by Dunkeld Diocese... continue reading.

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St Andrews professor meets with Pope

March 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Professor John Haldane, newly appointed member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, and his wife met with Pope Francis ahead of the professor taking up the position of Newton Razor Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University in Texas... continue reading.


Follow the example of St John Ogilvie

March 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis tells Scottish Christians celebrating martyred saint’s 400th anniversary that his life should act as an inspiration... continue reading.

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Aid for Syria and persecuted Christians throughout the world

March 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

ACN UK’s latest aid projects prioritises help for Christians fleeing the Islamic State but include aid for many other countries. Can you help?... continue reading.

Cardinal Nichols comes to the defence of immigrants

March 6th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, has defended immigrants who come to Britain to ‘work hard and make a very positive contribution’ and said London would ‘grind to a halt’ without them.... continue reading.

First Minister is not convinced by assisted suicide

March 6th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Nicola Sturgeon sees same pitfalls as the Church and opposition groups, and would also like to have abortion regulation devolved to Scottish Parliament. Liz Leydon and Ian Dunn report... continue reading.

St Joseph’s parents continue fight to save Catholic school

March 4th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Possible steps forward for the Milngavie Catholic school facing council closure were discussed at a meeting last night attended by the SNP candidate for the area... continue reading.

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