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Police seek missing Edinburgh priest

June 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Martin Xavier Vazhachira of St John’s parish in Corstorphine was last seen on Tuesday afternoon. “Fr Vazhachira has been in Edinburgh since October last year and knows the Corstorphine area fairly well, however, we are also exploring whether he may have ventured further afield and so anyone with information as to his current whereabouts is asked to contact police immediately,” Inspector Craig Rogerson of Police Scotand, said. “I would also urge Fr Vazhachira to get in touch with us, or with colleagues at the church, as soon as possible to let us know he is safe.” 33-year-old Fr Martin is ... continue reading.
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Elgin parishioners welcome feast of Corpus Christi

June 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The parish community of St Sylvester’s Church in Elgin turned out last weekend to celebrate the first Corpus Christi procession in the town for three decades.... continue reading.


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Parents welcome government ‘u-turn’ on named person scheme

June 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Deputy First Minister defends changes to the proposals which campaigners have labelled an ‘ignominious climbdown’... continue reading.


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Homeless Jesus to come to Glasgow after priest’s campaign

June 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Homeless Jesus to come to Glasgow after priest’s campaign... continue reading.


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Independent Review Group into Church safeguarding meets for the first time

June 16th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Independent Review Group (IRG) established as a result of the McLellan Commission Report into safeguarding within the Catholic Church in Scotland recently held a successful inaugural meeting.... continue reading.


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Vatican II reforms contributed to child abuse mistakes, priest says

June 16th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A senior priest has told the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry that the reforms of the Second Vatican Council ­contributed to rare but ‘horrible ­mistakes’ that the Church made in dealing with clergy accused of ­abusing children.... continue reading.


Women can change politics for better, Holy Father says

June 16th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE more women are involved in politics, the more positive changes will happen, Pope Francis has said.... continue reading.


‘Radical rethink’ needed on tackling bigotry, Church says

June 16th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Call for society to acknowledge problem of anti-Catholicism ... continue reading.



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