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Scotland’s archbishops urge Catholics to vote in independence referendum.

August 29th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland’s two archbishops have sent messages this weekend urging parishioners to vote in the upcoming independence referendum. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow and Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews and Edinburgh are calling for their congregations to engage with the issues being raised in the run up to the September 18 vote ‘The Scottish independence referendum is now just a short time away,” Archbishop Tartaglia, president of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, writes. “Along with the bishops of Scotland, who are deeply conscious of the importance of this referendum, I encourage and urge all those eligible to vote to do so ... continue reading.
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Officers cleared of ‘sectarian’ interrogation of former MP’s wife

August 29th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Questions remain over the nature of the questioning of Gail Sheridan as the basis for the police defence—her failure to swear an oath to God in court—is reported to be untrue... continue reading.


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Double your SCIAF support

August 29th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund has won UK Government fund-matching for its Wee Box, Big Change Lenten Appeal next year, the charity’s 50th anniversary year... continue reading.


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Papal envoy confirms dire situation in Iraq

August 29th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis’ personal envoy to Iraq has returned from the crisis-hit country to brief the Holy Father on the plight of persecuted minorities and the reported genocide of Christians.... continue reading.


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Paisley bishop predicts Church growth

August 29th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley has written to every parish ahead of travelling for meetings across the diocese to discuss with parishioners the future of the Church in Paisley.... continue reading.


Palestinians celebrate cease-fire in Gaza

Gaza truce is a step closer to peace

August 27th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Palestinians have begun returning to their homes after a ceasefire reached with Israel, keeping alive Pope Francis’ hope that the ‘door to peace’ in the Holy Land remains open... continue reading.


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Pope warns against divisions within the Christian community

August 27th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Speaking during his weekly general audience, the Holy Father highlighted the serious sin and called for Christian unity. ... continue reading.


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Peacemaking Taoiseach honoured at funeral by Pope Francis

August 26th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father’s tribute to Albert Reynolds read at his funeral yesterday... continue reading.


Bishop of Shrewsbury calls for new generation to become witnesses in every walk of life

August 25th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Mark Davies reaches out to young people at Youth 2000 festival... continue reading.


Iraq appeal to Glasgow, the world

August 22nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Tartaglia makes appeal to archdiocese, world leaders... continue reading.


Pope calls for reconciliation, peace

August 22nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis’ trip to South Korea, his first to Asia, was dominated by his calls for peace and reconciliation on the Korean peninsula and around the world.... continue reading.



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  • Rector of Pontifical Scots College in Rome officially named a monsignor in ceremony in his home Archdiocese of Glasgow.
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