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Pope condems Mali attack ahead of his visit to Africa

November 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ahead of his trip to Africa this week, Pope Francis condemned the ‘senseless violence’ of last Friday’s terrorist attack on a hotel that killed at least 22 people in Mali, West Africa, and prayed for the ‘conversion of hearts.’ The Pope was ‘appalled by this senseless violence, and ‘strongly condemns it,’ according to a telegram to the Archbishop Jean Zerbo of Bamoko, signed by Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin. “The Pope implores God for the conversion of hearts and the gift of peace, and invokes an abundance of Divine blessings on all those affected by this tragedy.” A total of 22 people ... continue reading.

Pope: Christmas 2015 a ‘charade’

November 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father cannot reconcile marking Christ’s birth and peace on earth when the world is at war... continue reading.


Baby’s tumour reportedly shrinks after Papal kiss

November 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A baby’s inoperable brain tumour has reportedly reduced in size following a kiss on the head from the Pope Francis.... continue reading.


Masses for Paris in Glasgow, Aberdeen

November 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia celebrated a Mass of ‘solidarity and hope’ last week in St Andrews Cathedral for the victims of the terrorist attack in Paris that killed 130 people, and Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen celebrated a special Mass in French.... continue reading.

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Fr Tom Shields ‘fully restored to ministry’ after historical abuse investigation

November 26th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Former parish priest of St John the Baptist in Perth as been appointed as parish priest of St Fillan’s Church, Crieff and St Margaret’s Church, Comrie... continue reading.

Pope Francis stands next to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta during a welcoming ceremony at the State House in Nairobi Nov. 25. The pope is beginning a six-day visit to Africa with stops also in Uganda and the Central African Republic. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-KENYA-ARRIVE Nov. 25, 2015.

Pope arrives in Kenya, brushes off African security concerns like ‘mosquitoes’

November 25th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis arrived in Kenya earlier this afternoon for first leg of African tour.... continue reading.

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Motherwell ecumenical service to be held for refugees and steel workers

November 25th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Christians invited to pray on Sunday in Dalziel St Andrew's Church of Scotland for those fleeing war in Syria, and for those in Scotland affected by the closure of steel plants ... continue reading.

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St Margaret’s High pupil an online hit after Alex Salmond impression

November 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ryan McGuigan praised by former First Minister and impressionist Rory Bremner for spot-on parody of the Scottish MP. (Video below)... continue reading.

Hopes that Pope can ‘revitalise the faith’ of young African Church

November 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father sends video message to the people of Kenya and Uganda ahead of Papal visit—a trip begining on Wednesday, during heightened tension in the region and world after hotel attack in the Mali, West Africa... continue reading.

Church mourns with Paris

November 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father says using God’s name to try to justify violence and murder is ‘blasphemy;’ Scottish hierarchy condemns terrorism in the French capital... continue reading.

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