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Holy Father’s prayers for youth and Syria

July 31st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

After the Angelus on Sunday, the Pope remembered Italian Jesuit priest Fr Paolo Dall’Oglio who was kidnapped in the Syrian city of Raqqa almost two years ago on July 29, 2013. Fr Dall’Oglio worked in Syria for over 30 years and was renowned for his work promoting Christian-Muslim dialogue in the Middle East and support for the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. During the time of his abduction, Fr Dall’Oglio was restoring an ancient monastery in the desert and refused to leave Syria despite the start of the civil war. Around the same time as Father Dall’Oglio’s abduction, Archbishops Boulos Yazigi ... continue reading.

Fond farewell to Little Sisters of the Poor

July 31st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Dundee said goodbye to the Little Sisters of the Poor on Sunday with a Mass in St Andrew’s Cathedral giving thanks for the work the sisters have done over the last 152 years.... continue reading.


Peace vigils on 70th anniversary of nuclear bombs

July 31st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are to be marked with events held across the UK.... continue reading.


Record £3.4m raised for SCIAF

July 31st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Triple top Wee Box Lenten total beats all expectations with UK Government aid... continue reading.

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Islamic extremists are seizing West’s military support, says Patriarch

July 28th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Help from the West for so-called moderate opposition groups in Syria is ending up in the hands of Daesh (ISIS) and other extremists, according to a Catholic Patriarch from Damascus, who says the crisis in the country is deepening. ... continue reading.


Secularists spark foodbank furore

July 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish Secular Society criticises Dundee Foodbank for Christian specific job advert... continue reading.


St Gregory’s re-opened by Bishop Gilbert

July 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen was the principle celebrant at a Mass on July 14 to mark the re-opening of St Gregory’s, Preshome, after protracted refurbishment works. ... continue reading.

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Catholic charities feeling pinch of welfare cuts

July 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic charities have been pushed ‘to the edge of their capacity’ by the impact of the UK Government’s £12 billion cuts to welfare, the English Church’s social action arm has warned.... continue reading.

Pope calls for changes to mining industry

July 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has said the mining industry should embrace ‘radical change’ to support the environment and human rights. ... continue reading.

Pro-life campaigners want police probe into Fringe euthanasia show

July 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Right-to-die activist Dr Philip Nitschke’s Edinburgh ‘performances’ are a hands-on demonstration of a device that allows people to kill themselves with a mix of gases... continue reading.

New rector for Pontifical Scots College

July 17th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Daniel Fitzpatrick will succeed Mgr John Hughes in the role having been vice-rector since 2012... continue reading.

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