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Church consulted over plans to protect places of worship

The Public Petitions Committee has been in touch with the Catholic Parliamentary Office and the Catholic Church in Scotland is currently considering it's response.

The Church in Scotland has been consulted by a Scottish Parliament committee that is exploring what can be done to ‘protect places of worship.’

Last week the SCO revealed that the Scottish Government is considering a petition put forward to introduce a funding scheme to heighten security at places of worship.

Catholics make up the majority of victims of religiously aggravated offending in Scotland. There were four assaults on Scottish priests in 2018, and a number of attacks on churches in 2019.

A Scottish Government spokesperson confirmed last week they are in the early stages of establishing what could be done to help places of worship.

This week a spokesperson for the Catholic Church said: “The Public Petitions Committee has been in touch with the Catholic Parliamentary Office and we are currently considering a response.”

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