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A message of mercy at World Youth Day

August 12th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I arrived in Krakow for what would be my first World Youth Day. I was certainly overwhelmed as I stepped off the train in Krakow—there were nuns, priests, monks and pilgrims at quite literally every corner, all holding flags representing their country. The city was bursting at the seams with pilgrims from every inch of the globe all united for one purpose. The group I was with—the Glasgow Faith Forum—were hosted by a small parish just outside Krakow. As we were welcomed by our host parish with such warm hospitality—just one of the ... continue reading.

Artist thinks outside the box but within the lines

December 25th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Scottish artist has raised more than £13,000 for Mary’s Meals by releasing a special colouring book online.... continue reading.


Airdrie pupils’ gift of warmth and compassion for Malawi

November 28th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Carleen Friel, S6 Student, St Margaret’s High School, reports... continue reading.


Beware of gangs, Pope urges youths in El Salvador

September 10th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has warned adolescents in El Salvador to ‘beware of gangs’ during a video conference call with young people in the violence-wracked country.... continue reading.


Airdrie students make a difference in Malawi

September 5th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This summer pupils from St Margaret’s High School, Airdrie, visited Malawi with Coatbridge-based charity Aiming Higher in Malawi. Below, then S5 pupil Alexandra Barclay shares the joys and difficulties of her experience.... continue reading.


Malawians make a song and dance for pupils

July 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

PUPILS from four Lanarkshire schools were treated to traditional African dance, drama and food by Malawi villagers two years to the day after they were found starving to death in their homeland.... continue reading.


A thankful Church, a joyful ceremony

May 2nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

JIM CASSIDY reports from the Canonisations, launching an appeal to help subsidise Scottish WYD pilgrims for Kraków 2016... continue reading.

Viva Brasil!

August 16th, 2013 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

— AIDAN COOK travelled to World Youth Day in Rio with Fr John Keenan and a group from Glasgow University... continue reading.

SSVP youth changed by WYD pilgrimage

August 14th, 2013 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In a sneak preview of the reports from Scottish pilgrims back from World Youth Day Rio, Brazil, in this Friday's SCO, here is an account from three pilgrims who travelled with the Society of St Vincent De Paul Scotland ... continue reading.

Send-off for Scottish World Youth Day pilgrims

July 5th, 2013 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Tartaglia celebrates Mass for Scottish youths attending World Youth Day in Rio... continue reading.

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