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Archbishop says ‘it breaks these hearts’ to see Italy suffering

August 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

by Amanda Connelly The congregation numbered more than 500 as they celebrated Mass for those affected. There was a strong presence from Glasgow’s Italian community, including representatives from St Aloysius’ College, Glasgow, and Dr Carlo Perrotta, Consul General of Italy in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Led by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, along with Archbishop Mario Conti and other members of the clergy, Mass was celebrated on the feast of St John the Baptist, to whom many people in Italy have a great devotion. Archbishop Tartaglia welcomed those present at the Mass, and extended his sympathies to Dr Perrotta, and through him the Italian ... continue reading.

Pope Francis to visit Italian earthquake victims

August 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father has announced that he will visit the survivors of Wednesday’s earthquake in Central Italy, which killed over 290 people and left 2500 more homeless.... continue reading.


Congregation stops suicide bombing at Indonesian Church

August 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A teenager ‘obsessed’ with Islamic State was arrested yesterday in Indonesia after he attempted to attack a Catholic church.... continue reading.


Motherwell diocese to amalgamate parishes

August 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell has announced new plans for pastoral provision given the challenges the diocese faces, including the merger of parishes.... continue reading.

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Glasgow and Edinburgh Masses for Italian earthquake victims

August 26th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Both cities Cathedrals’ will host special services for the many victims of the tragedy.... continue reading.

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Mississippi tragedy as two nuns murdered

August 26th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The population of Holmes County Mississippi has been left in shock after the deaths of two much-loved nuns in an apparent stabbing.... continue reading.


Catholic education director calls for pupils to support new Camino

August 26th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s own answer to the revival of pilgrimage routes across Europe, the so-called ‘Caledonian Camino,’ has received the support of SCES director Barbara Coupar, who is encouraging Catholic pupils across Scotland to take part in walking the route.... continue reading.

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SNP depute candidates clash over Catholic schools

August 26th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Rival candidates split over freedom of Catholic schools; ‘no exceptions’ MEP Alyn Smith says over LGBTI policy... continue reading.

Catholic test for popular East Renfrewshire schools

August 24th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

New proposals suggest that parents will have to provide a baptismal certificate if Catholic primary or secondary schools are over-subscribed with pupils.... continue reading.

Pope leads 11’000 strong prayer service for Italian earthquake victims.

August 24th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis turned his weekly general audience into a prayer service this morning after hearing there were children who died in the earthquakes that struck Central Italy overnight. ... continue reading.

Fife MP helps save SSVP project

August 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An initiative by the Saint Vincent de Paul Society (SSVP) in Fife has escaped severe recycling centre charges thanks to local MP Douglas Chapman.... continue reading.

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