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Kerala community shows mercy by donating blood

May 27th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

At least 16 people from the community will be donating blood at the start of June after the community arranged for parishioners to attend the Donor Centre at Foresterhill Road in the city. Kerala is a state in southern India with a large Christian population. Migration of families from the region to Aberdeen began in the 1990s. “The Holy Year of Mercy is best celebrated by rediscovering God’s mercy by means of being merciful and being witness to life,” Fr Joseph Pinakkattu, of Holy Family, said. “Every Christian wears the face of Christ by being merciful like Christ to others. Life ... continue reading.

BBC assisted suicide promotion slammed

May 27th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The BBC has been accused of being a ‘cheerleader for assisted suicide,’ after promoting the issue in the popular TV soap EastEnders.... continue reading.


Pope, Imam’s meeting is the ‘message’

May 27th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis met with Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, Egypt, generally considered the highest authority in the roughly 1.3 billion-strong Sunni Muslim world.... continue reading.

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Pope prays for dead in Syria, signs for the deaf

May 25th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis prayed for the victims of deadly terrorist attacks that took place in Syria on Monday at today's general audience.... continue reading.


St Andrew’s Cathedral to host concert for refugees

May 24th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Andrew’s Cathedral in Glasgow is to host a classical music concert next week in support of refugees.... continue reading.


Irish Church downplays reports of 2018 Papal visit

May 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Irish Church has downplayed reports Pope Francis may soon visit the Emerald Isle.... continue reading.

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June pilgrimage for St Margaret, who sought social justice through mercy

May 20th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

‘St Margaret of Scotland’ made an appearance at a 12th century Edinburgh church last week to publicise the second annual pilgrimage in honour of the Scottish queen and saint.... continue reading.

Candidates for priesthood share their thoughts

May 20th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two seminarians from Aberdeen Diocese gave a remarkable insight into their thoughts after being admitted to candidacy.... continue reading.

March for Life moves Scots but not the RCM

May 20th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pro-life event a success even as controversy over time limits on abortion rages on, midwife Mary Doogan says... continue reading.

Chaplaincy opens for UWS, Paisley youth

May 20th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A new Catholic chaplaincy for the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) and the youth of Paisley Diocese was opened on Sunday.... continue reading.

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  • A transforming Vatican visit in Year of Mercy prompts further thought from Joe McGrath.
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