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Pope Francis talks with Archbishop Chaput during general audience in St. Peter's Square at Vatican

Pope Francis to join World Meeting of Families in US

July 25th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father is to travel to North American next September in his first trip to the United States as Pope. Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said yesterday that Pope Francis had accepted his invitation to attend the World Meeting of Families in the his city next year. Archbishop Chaput (above with Pope Francis) made the announcement before giving his homily during the opening Mass of the Tekakwitha Conference in Fargo. “Pope Francis has told me that he is coming,” the archbishop said as he invited his fellow Native Americans to the 2015 celebration being held in Philadelphia September 22-27. “The Pope will ... continue reading.

Papal pro-life message for UK, Ireland

July 25th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has urged Catholics in Britain and Ireland to combat the ‘culture of death’ in a message ahead of Day for Life this Sunday.... continue reading.


Getting into the spirit of the games

July 25th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Tartaglia welcomes Glasgow 2014 athletes and visitors after Church-run conference ... continue reading.


Pope sends blessings and prayers to athletes and theologians

July 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

POPE Francis has sent his blessings and prayers to athletes and theologians gathering at a conference in Glasgow on the eve of the Commonwealth Games.... continue reading.


Celebrating the gift of the Faith at Scalan

July 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

More than 100 people journeyed into the Cairngorms National Park last Sunday for an annual Mass at an historic hidden seminary that kept the Catholic faith alive during a period of state oppression.... continue reading.


Honour for new archbishop

July 4th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Former Vatican diplomat Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews and Edinburgh back in Rome to receive the pallium from Pope Francis... continue reading.


New bishop for Brentwood Diocese

July 1st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, is principal celebrant at the Episcopal ordination of Bishop Alan Williams for the Essex Diocese today... continue reading.

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June 27th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Motherwell’s new bishop spoke out on the need to protect religious freedom, traditional marriage and life, and for Christian unity, in his first homily as bishop of the diocese.... continue reading.

Scotland’s bishops choose new rector to reopen seminary in Spain

June 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Bishops of Scotland plan to reopen the Royal College College in Salamanca (above) as a working seminary. ... continue reading.

First permanent deacon commissioned as an RAF Chaplain

June 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Rev David Skillen will now serve as Catholic Chaplain to RAF Brize Norton, the site of repatriation ceremonies. ... continue reading.

Handle independence vote with care

June 20th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Reaction to Holy Father’s opinion on the subject ahead of September’s referendum... continue reading.

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