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Feast days announced for Popes awaiting Canonisation

April 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Vatican spokesman Fr Frederico Lombardi revealed today that the Feast day of John XXIII will be October 11, to mark the opening of the second Vatican Council, while that of John Paul II will be October 22 to mark the beginning of his Papal ministry. Fr Lombardi also revealed that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has been invited to Sunday’s canonisation but has not yet said if he is coming. “The Pope Emeritus has been invited, we’ll be happy if he comes but we respect his liberty and (his) decision as to whether he is up to it,” Fr Lombardi said “There ... continue reading.
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Former Ayrshire youth group holds reunion

April 23rd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Coodham House retreatants from 1960s and 1970s set to meet and reminisce in St Mungo’s Church, Townhead, Glasgow, this Saturday... continue reading.

South Sudanese fleeing attack wait to register after arriving at border gate

SCIAF fears escalating violence in South Sudan

April 23rd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SCIAF has said it is extremely concerned about developments in South Sudan as violence in the country escalated last week.... continue reading.

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Thousands fill St Peter’s Square to hear the Pope speak on the Resurrection of Christ

April 23rd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Pope greeted pilgrims from Scotland and across the world as he delivered his weekly general audience ahead of Sunday’s Papal Canonisations... continue reading.


Missing St Ninian’s pupil found safe and well

April 23rd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Niamh Cockton, who disappeared from her bedroom in East Renfrewshire on Monday night, was found last night.... continue reading.

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Pope Francis’ Easter Urbi et Orbi

April 20th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Full text and video link... continue reading.

Pope Francis kisses a foot of a disabled person Our Lady of Providence Center in Rome

Pope Francis bends low to wash the feet of the disabled

April 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father celebrates Holy Thursday Mass at the Our Lady of Providence Centre outside Rome, washes the feet of 12 residents... continue reading.

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Bishops’ president wants rid of Trident

April 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow called for nuclear weapons to be removed from Scotland during an ecumenical act of witness at the Trident nuclear base at Faslane.... continue reading.

New Paisley bishop chooses parish over bishop’s house

April 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The new Bishop of Paisley has opted not to move into the diocesan bishop’s house, instead choosing to live in a parish house in a less affluent part of the diocese.... continue reading.

JPII asked Thatcher to stop Falklands War

April 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Newly revealed documents have revealed Pope John Paul II tried to convince Margaret Thatcher to abandon the Falkland Islands during Britain’s war with Argentina.... continue reading.

What’s On

April 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A weekly guide to upcoming events in the Catholic community: April 18-25... continue reading.

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  • Easter highlights from Scotland and the Vatican.
  • SCO exclusive: Part two of Bishop John Keenan of Paisley on Blessed John Paul II and the Theology of the Body ahead of the Papal Canonisations on Sunday; new series begins on paths to sainthood.
  • Mgr Peter Smith, former chancellor of Glasgow Archdiocese, to be sued over a shortage in pension payments.
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