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Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard flight from Manila to Rome

Pope says EU referendum result is ‘will of the people’

June 24th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has said the result of the U.K.’s referendum to leave the European Union reflects the ‘will of the people’ and all now share a ‘great responsibility’ to ensure the well being of people in the UK. Addressing reporters on the papal plane to Armenia this morning, the Holy Father said he had only read basic information about the result of the vote just before leaving Rome, but said he felt it was ‘the will of the people’. “It demands great responsibility on our part,” he said, “to ensure the well being of the people in the United Kingdom, and ... continue reading.

From IS caliphate to Carfin youth rally

June 24th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Hundreds of Scottish pupils at ACN youth rally stand in solidarity with Iraqi Christian refugee who fled ISIS... continue reading.


Catholic teacher training coming to Edinburgh, Strathclyde

June 24th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Student teachers should be able to embark on a Catholic teaching Certificate in Religious Education at Edinburgh or Strathclyde University this autumn for the first time. ... continue reading.


First priest for Aberdeen in five years

June 17th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

There was a joyful mood in St Mary’s Cathedral in Aberdeen on Monday night for the first ordination of a priest in the diocese for five years. ... continue reading.


Bishop Nolan’s sorrow as priest jailed

June 17th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Saltcoats priest sentenced to ten months in jail at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court for embezzlement of almost £100,000... continue reading.


Bishop demands compassion for Christians fleeing persecution

June 16th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley, (above) asked Scots to stand shoulder to shoulder with Christians who are persecuted and oppressed today.... continue reading.

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Politicians urged to be no one’s enemy

June 14th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley has told MSPs to go beyond ‘partisan lines’ and reach ‘towards consensus’.... continue reading.

Pope condemns ‘senseless hatred’ of Orlando massacre

June 13th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has expressed the 'deepest feelings of horror and condemnation' over a massacre at a gay Florida nightclub that killed at least 50 people and injured 53 more.... continue reading.

Vote to leave EU ‘may hit Catholic charities’

June 10th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

AN ENGLISH bishop has said European funding for Catholic charities could be at risk if Britain leaves the EU, though the charity has stressed its neutrality on the issue.... continue reading.

Pontiff’s letter on removing negligent bishops welcome

June 10th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Tina Campbell, head of safeguarding, reacts to Pope Francis’ latest Apostolic letter, issued motu proprio, and speaks of Scottish progress... continue reading.

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