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A visit that will leave a lasting impression

December 8th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

One of the key organisers of Pope Francis’ visit to Bangladesh has said that the Holy Father made the right decision in holding off on using the word Rohingya until he left Myanmar. Benedict Alo D’Rozario, director of Caritas Bangladesh until 2016 (left), told the SCO that Pope Francis’ visit will have made a concrete difference to the lives of the refugees. The Pope was in Bangladesh from December 2-3. “I think the Holy Father did the right thing,” Dr D’Rozario said. “He was respectful to the Bishops’ Conference of Myanmar, but when he was in Bangladesh, he not only mentioned ... continue reading.

Don’t fight a vocation, newest priest urges

December 8th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The deacon who will become Scotland’s newest priest this week has encouraged other men to ‘try not to fight’ the vocation in their hearts... continue reading.


Don’t let them be lonely this Christmas

December 8th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Visit those who are alone over the festive period and help tackle the epidemic of loneliness, bishop says... continue reading.


Leading SNP politician takes on cardinal who claims independence ‘against Church teaching’

December 8th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Catholic SNP MP has challenge a Spanish cardinal over comments on Catalonian independence -By RYAN MCDOUGALL ... continue reading.


Pope asks Rohingya for forgiveness for world’s indifference

December 1st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis met with three Rohingya families earlier today, during his trip to Bangladesh. ... continue reading.


Rediscover St Andrew’s spirit to unify Scotland politicans told

December 1st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop says Patron Saint can be a beacon of unity in a time of division... continue reading.


Mungo Foundation helped Mo make Scotland his home

December 1st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A young man shares his story of how the Mungo Foundation helped him to thrive in Scotland... continue reading.

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Cathedral concerns over council’s proposed plans

December 1st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A new set of plans proposed by Edinburgh City Council are coming under fire from the community at St Mary’s Cathedral, over fears it will have a ‘devastating’ effect for the cathedral and its parishioners... continue reading.

Calls for official apology over historic anti-Catholicism

November 29th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Catholic Church in Scotland has suggested that the Scottish Goverment apologise over historic anti-Catholicism, to ‘repair and renew’ affected communities. ... continue reading.

Pope Francis touches down in Myanmar before talks with country’s military chief

November 27th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has arrived for the first ever Papal visit in Myanmar, beginning his trip by meeting with the country’s military chief, General Min Aung Hlaing. ... continue reading.

Tributes paid to the late Fr Tom Welsh

November 24th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Tributes have poured in from across Scotland and beyond as they pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Tom Welsh SX, who died earlier this week. - By Amanda Connelly and Ryan McDougall ... continue reading.

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