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Scottish bishops reveal new Coronavirus working group chaired by lay Catholic

May 6th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic bishops are calling on the expertise of a lay Catholic and former chief medical officer for Scotland as they unveiled a nationwide working group on phased reopening of churches. The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has announced the formation of a Covid-19 Working Group, which will begin work on the creation of an Infection Control Protocol to govern the phased reopening of churches for public worship at an early and safe opportunity, in accordance with legislation and the current Scottish Government guidelines on social distancing and hygiene. Infection Control The precautions and requirements to allow Catholic churches to be used for public ... continue reading.
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Scots College rector says BBC documentary’s success shows desire for more religious-themed shows

May 4th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The rector of the Pontifical Scots College in Rome said the success of a new BBC documentary on the seminary shows there is an appetite for more religious-themed TV shows.... continue reading.

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Funeral arrangements made for one of Glasgow Archdiocese’s ‘best-known’ priests

May 4th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Funeral arrangements have been made for a Glasgow Archdiocese priest who died aged 74 after nearly five decades of service.... continue reading.

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Dunkeld pays tribute to priest who served for nearly 65 years

May 4th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Stephen Robson of Dunkeld paid tribute to to a priest who served the diocese for nearly 65 years.... continue reading.

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Church and Scottish government in talks regarding reopening of churches

May 4th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Bishop of Paisley has suggested various social distancing measures to be put in place in Scottish churches which could allow them to reopen in the lockdown is relaxed.... continue reading.

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Follow the voice of the Good Shepherd, Pope Francis reminds Catholics

May 4th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis underlined the importance of having the ability to tell the difference between right and wrong this weekend.... continue reading.


Catholic Church in Scotland draws up plans for potential reopening of parishes

May 2nd, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan, of Paisley Diocese, said the Church has been in discussions with the Scottish Government over issues such as funerals.... continue reading.

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Crosses removed from two Chinese Catholic churches could indicate ‘larger crackdown’

May 1st, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Crosses being removed from the tops of Chinese churches could be 'an indication of a larger crackdown,' Open Doors International has warned.... continue reading.

Pope Francis reflects on importance of workers at Mass

May 1st, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis offered Mass for workers today as the Church celebrates the feast of St Joseph the Worker.... continue reading.

Masses across the USA to resume as bishop work on safe ways to reopen churches

May 1st, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Parishioners in the US are expecting to be able to attend Mass again, as bishops across the nation are working on methods to safely reopen churches.... continue reading.

Both of Scotland’s archbishops give messages of hope amid church closures

April 30th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish bishops are working alongside authorities to establish when churches can be reopened, the Archbishop of St Andrews & Edinburgh has confirmed.... continue reading.

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