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Joining forces to help Nigeria’s poor

July 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Tobias Okoro (above), parish priest at St Bride’s in Pitlochry, is hoping to raise £16,000 towards building a Learning Centre in Umualumaku, Nigeria, with the help of the Society of St Vincent de Paul. Generous parishioners from Pitlochry Parish—encompassing St Brides, St Columba in Birnam and Our Lady of Mercy in Aberfeldy—assisted by those from nearby St John’s in Perth, have so far gathered almost £3,000 after a number of fundraising events. Fr Okoro, who has been in Scotland for seven years, grew up in the Nigerian town and attended the primary school he now seeks to improve. He ... continue reading.

Pope sends blessings and prayers to athletes and theologians

July 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

POPE Francis has sent his blessings and prayers to athletes and theologians gathering at a conference in Glasgow on the eve of the Commonwealth Games.... continue reading.


‘Break cycle of hatred and violence’

July 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

POPE Francis appeals for peace in the Holy Land as conflict in the region rumbles on... continue reading.


Australian school choir visits Scotland as part of Celtic tour

July 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The St Michael’s Grammar School Choir performed at St Andrew’s and Giles cathedrals to grateful music lovers.... continue reading.


Pope: Abusers are ‘sacrilegious cult’

July 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father condemns ‘despicable actions’ of abusive clergy in his first meeting with survivors on Monday... continue reading.


Celebrating the gift of the Faith at Scalan

July 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

More than 100 people journeyed into the Cairngorms National Park last Sunday for an annual Mass at an historic hidden seminary that kept the Catholic faith alive during a period of state oppression.... continue reading.

Pope prays as he leads vigil for peace in Syria

Pope Francis meets with clerical abuse survivors for the first time

July 7th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father today praised six abuse survivors for speaking out about what happened to them, saying that telling the truth ‘was a service of love, since for us it shed light on a terrible darkness in the life of the.’... continue reading.

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Honour for new archbishop

July 4th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Former Vatican diplomat Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews and Edinburgh back in Rome to receive the pallium from Pope Francis... continue reading.

Islamic extremists fatally shot worshippers, torched churches

July 4th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Suspected Islamic extremists sprayed gunfire at worshippers and torched four churches in Nigeria on Sunday in a village just miles from the town where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped, witnesses said.... continue reading.

Colourful Mass celebrates multiculturalism and charitable efforts

July 4th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The colourful and diverse nature of the Scottish Church was celebrated in Maryhill recently as parishioners of the Immaculate Conception Parish gathered for a multi-cultural Mass that celebrated months of charitable fundraising efforts.... continue reading.

Pope speaks out about the ‘moral decay’ in Italy’s capital

July 2nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Rome’s prostitution and queues of people outside a soup kitchen are signs of moral decline, Pope Francis said when condemning the ‘moral decay’ of the city of Rome.... continue reading.

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