This weeks vatican news


Glasgow to get auxiliary bishop

July 2nd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The new bishop will assist Archbishop Philip Tartaglia (above) who turns 65 in January. The archbishop asked Pope Francis  for an auxiliary following his health scare earlier this year and he will be able to assist with the large numbers of confirmations which will resume in 2017 when the revised order of the Sacraments takes effect. It is understood that Archbishop Tartaglia had been given un-official confirmation of the new post a few weeks ago but officially broke the good news to the clergy of Glasgow first last night at his 40th anniversary dinner. The SCO will bring you more news as ... continue reading.
Pope Francis waves as he leads the Angelus from the window of the Apostolic Palace in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 6. (CNS photo/Tony Gentile, Reuters)

Have Faith, urges Holy Father

June 29th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has called on Catholics to continue to have Faith in Jesus and the Resurrection. ... continue reading.


Holy Father’s message of reverence and tenderness on his visit to Turin

June 26th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

It took place in silence and lasted only a few minutes, but Pope Francis’ time of prayer and contemplation before the Shroud of Turin was marked with gestures of reverence and tenderness.... continue reading.


Protect the family from harm, urges the Pope

June 19th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis urged parents to protect their families from ideological attacks as he spoke to a crowd of 25,000 assembled for the opening of Rome Diocese’s annual Ecclesial Convention last Sunday, which this year is dedicated to the themes of the family.... continue reading.


Protecting God’s creation is moral need

June 19th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SCIAF among those reacting to Pope Francis’ highly anticipated encyclical on the environment ... continue reading.


Scotland reacts to Pope’s environmental encyclical with ‘help to save the world’ message

June 18th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Tartaglia, president of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, and the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund call for prayers and action to protect God's creation, including lobbying of the Prime Minister... continue reading.


Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ in full

June 18th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis' first Encyclical Laudato Si' 'Praise Be' was released by the Vatican this morning. ... continue reading.

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Pray for those who seek refuge far from their native lands, who seek a home where they can live without fear, Pope says

June 17th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis calls for respect for migrants and forgiveness for people and institutions that ‘close the door to these people’... continue reading.

Leaked encyclical warning of ‘unprecedented destruction’ not final version

June 16th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Vatican spokesman calls Italian magazine’s actions over Papal document on the environment a ‘heinous act,’ ... continue reading.

Pope calls for an end to atmosphere of war

June 12th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has warned an ‘atmosphere of war’ is haunting the world and urged the people of war-torn Sarajevo to provide an example of how those of different religions can live together peacefully.... continue reading.

Vatican ruling on Medjugorje ‘imminent,’ Pope Francis says

June 12th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has said the Vatican is ready to make an announcement concerning the alleged Marian apparitions in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina.... continue reading.

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