This weeks vatican news


Cardinal Winning saved Pope’s 1982 visit from Falklands fallout

November 3rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The late Cardinal Thomas ­Winning of Glasgow saved St Pope John Paul II’s 1982 visit to the UK after it was almost ­cancelled because of the Falklands War, a new book has revealed. The Keys and The Kingdom by Catherine Pepinster, a former editor of The Tablet magazine, is out later this month, and is a history of the recent relationship between the papacy and the United Kingdom. The book reveals that Cardinal ­Winning, then Archbishop of ­Glasgow, refused to accept Vatican fears that the long-planned trip would imply that the Church favoured one side of the ­conflict. “Winning went into overdrive,” ... continue reading.

Cardinal Burke is coming to Scotland

August 11th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

One of the Church’s most prominent members of clergy will visit Scotland next month.... continue reading.


Pope’s prayers for Charlie Gard as parents end legal battle

July 28th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father prays for Chris Gard, Connie Yates and the little boy who captured the world’s heart -By Amanda Connelly... continue reading.


Pope Francis announces new path to sainthood

July 14th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has declared a new category of path to sainthood called ‘offering of life,’ in which a person has died prematurely through an offering of their life for love of God and neighbour.... continue reading.


Pope expresses ‘closeness’ to parents of Charlie Gard

July 7th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has spoken out in a show of solidarity with the parents of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard, saying they should be able to ‘accompany and treat their child until the end.’ - By Amanda Connelly ... continue reading.


Women can change politics for better, Holy Father says

June 16th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE more women are involved in politics, the more positive changes will happen, Pope Francis has said.... continue reading.


From Port Glasgow to Pope’s right hand

April 21st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Seminarians at the Pontifical Scots College in Rome had the ‘incredible’ honour of assisting Pope Francis at the Easter Vigil at the Vatican.... continue reading.

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Priests should hear Confession every day

March 24th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis tells conference that priests should hear Confession any time they are asked... continue reading.

Pope plans visit with Anglican leader to famine-hit South Sudan

March 3rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

POPE Francis has said he wants to make a trip to South Sudan together with the head of the Anglican Church to bring attention to the suffering of people stricken by civil war and famine.... continue reading.

Pope Francis calls on Catholics to embrace the homeless this Lent

March 3rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father said the Church could not ignore suffering and urged people to ‘walk in the shoes of the other’... continue reading.

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