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Pope urges more help for Ebola victims

October 31st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

by Clare Louise McKenna Speaking earlier this week the Pope said that as the epidemic worsened he wanted ‘to express my deep concern for this relentless illness that is spreading particularly on the African continent and especially among populations that are already disadvantaged’. He invited the public to keep those who are affected lives in their prayers and added, “I hope the international community may provide much needed help to alleviate the sufferings of our brothers and sisters”. The Pope offered his prayers and solidarity with the sick, as well as with the doctors, nurses, volunteers, religious orders and humanitarian agencies working ... continue reading.

Named Person scheme website under fire

October 31st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Government’s online educational portal described as ‘blatant propaganda’ by critics of the legislation... continue reading.


Pope Francis issues call for abolition of the death penalty

October 31st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

POPE Francis called for the abolition of capital punishment during a speech last Thursday, as well as all forms of penal punishment that violate human dignity.... continue reading.


Exorcists encourage ‘Holyween’ over Halloween

October 30th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Italian Church has suggested Halloween be renamed as ‘Holyween’, a festival where children partake in prayer vigils dressed as Saints (pictured above). ... continue reading.

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Christian mother of five pleas to Pope Francis upon her death sentence

October 30th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Asia Bibi has sent a desperate letter of appeal to the Pope as face a sentence of death for for blasphemy in Pakistan. ... continue reading.


Pupil arrested after alleged knife attack

October 30th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

15-year-old boy was taken to hospital after an alleged attack outside a Wishaw school last Tuesday... continue reading.

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Sisters to leave Dunkeld Diocese after 150 years

October 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Stephen Robson sad to see the departure next year of the Little Sisters of the Poor who run Wellburn Care Home... continue reading.

Honour for teacher who inspired a generation

October 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s pre-eminent historian will this week pay tribute to a Glasgow schoolteacher who influenced an entire generation of Catholic scholars and conducted internationally respected research during summer holidays from his teaching work.... continue reading.

Christians face terrorism in the Middle East

October 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Report on the consistory... continue reading.

The family debate is not over

October 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

After final synod document, Pope calls for Church to keep discussions moving forward... continue reading.

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