This weeks national news


Catholics are to become the largest church-going community in Scotland

April 21st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Catholic Church is set to become the largest active church in Scotland—but new figures show Christianity on the retreat across the country. Figures from the 2016 Scottish Church Census, compiled from results submitted by hundreds of churches, show that the Catholic Church and Church of Scotland both make up 35 per cent of the church going population—but the Catholic share is expanding. Across the country the number of Christians attending church every Sunday has halved in the past three decades. The report found 135,600 weekly Catholic Mass attenders compared to 136,910 attending Church of Scotland services. The report found a ... continue reading.

Scottish Imam talks refugees and religion with Pope Francis

April 21st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An Edinburgh Imam who met Pope Francis last Month has said the Holy Father is building a friendship between Christianity and Islam.... continue reading.


Brother’s journey from Bronx to Bradford

April 13th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Dundonian Monk who was one of the stars of a BBC TV show about a group of Franciscan Friars working in a deprived area of Bradford has said he hopes ‘just one person would encounter God’ through watching the documentary.... continue reading.


Academics criticise ‘suspect’ study of Catholic schools

April 7th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Humanist society-funded study claimed religious ethos of schools ‘has no impact’ on attainment... continue reading.


New figures reveal the incredible work of SSVP Scotland

March 31st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s archbishops praise the Society of St Vincent de Paul for helping those most in need... continue reading.

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Political parties unite in support of Oscar Romero

March 31st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Nationalist and unionist MSPs in Scotland have united this week to back a call for the blessed Oscar Romero to be canonised. ... continue reading.

Former minister ‘ashamed’ at treatment of refugees

March 24th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A FORMER Liberal Democrat government minister and head of the UK Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) says she finds it ‘difficult not to be ashamed’ of how the British government treats refugees.... continue reading.

Pope leads prayers for Westminster victims

March 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has offered prayers for all those affected by the terrorist attack in London yesterday.... continue reading.

Labour MP criticised for abortion vote

March 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s only Labour MP has been criticised this week for voting at Westminster to decriminalise abortion —despite it being a devolved matter. ... continue reading.

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