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Pope Francis’s final address to synod

October 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

From the heart I thank Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of the Synod, Bishop Fabio Fabene, under-secretary, and with them I thank the relators, Cardinal Peter Erdo, who has worked so much in these days of family mourning, and the Special Secretary Bishop Bruno Forte, the three President delegates, the transcribers, the consultors, the translators and the unknown workers, all those who have worked with true fidelity and total dedication behind the scenes and without rest. Thank you so much from the heart. I thank all of you as well, dear Synod fathers, Fraternal Delegates, Auditors, ... continue reading.
Bishops arrive in procession for Mass celebrated by Pope Francis to open extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family

Synod on the family: Full text of Relatio Post Disceptationem

October 13th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Interim document read to bishops taking part on Monday Oct 13 by general rapporteur, Cardinal Peter Erdo AND UPDATED TRANSLATION Oct 16... continue reading.


1A-ARCHBISHOP TARTAGLIA

Find a way to uphold God’s holy purpose in marriage, in the family

October 10th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow gave the morning prayer at the extraordinary synod on the family in Rome on Wednesday. Below is the full text of what he said.... continue reading.


2-RELIGIOUS-FREEDOM

Religious freedom in Scotland: A legal proposal

September 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A group of academics has called for religious freedom to be fully recognised in Scotland.... continue reading.


9-VANGUARD-AT-FASLANE

A central, moral issue in referendum

September 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The future of the nuclear arsenal is a debate for a Scotland that makes its own decisions, says Rennie McOwan... continue reading.


Elaine-Smith

The only flag that matters in this debate is the red one

September 9th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic MSP Elaine Smith MSP (above) on why she is voting no in the Scottish independence referendum next week... continue reading.



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