Category Archives: Roman Catholic Church

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13 Sep
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SCIAF: Refugee families are in desperate need

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund writes: Families fleeing the violence within Syria desperately need our help. In Lebanon and Jordan we’re providing food, shelter and medical supplies to homeless refugee families, and across Europe our sister agencies are helping ...

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Archbishop Philip Tartaglia
11 Sep
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Catholic Bishops offer support to refugees

In a letter to Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, the President of Scotland’s Catholic Bishops’ Conference has offered to assist the Scottish Government in accepting refugees. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia has written in support of the First Minister’s response and “inspired ...

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07 Sep
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September 2015 edition of ‘Flourish’ newspaper

Flourish is the monthly journal of the Archdiocese of Glasgow.

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06 Sep
0

Pope asks all European parishes to take in a refugee family

Pope Francis has called on European parishes and religious communities to offer shelter to a migrant family. The Pope’s appeal came during the Sunday Angelus. “May Every parish, every religious community, every monastery, every sanctuary of Europe, take in one ...

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Ephraim Borowski
06 Sep
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Churches, Jews and Muslims join in urging action on refugee crisis

In its latest response to the refugee crisis, the Church of Scotland is participating in the following joint statement issued in conjunction with the Catholic Church in Scotland, the Muslim Council of Scotland, and the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities. ...

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Archbishop Philip Tartaglia
05 Sep
0

Tartaglia: Britain needs to open its heart and its borders to the refugees

In an article in today’s Herald the Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, says the images of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, whose lifeless body was washed up on a Turkish beach, was a landmark moment in the crisis which brought society to ...

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30 Aug
0

Video: Pope Francis mourns death of 71 migrants who suffocated in abandoned truck

In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis lamented the death of 71 migrants – mostly from war-torn Syria – whose bodies were found in an abandoned truck on an Austrian highway. He offered prayers for the victims. “Unfortunately in the ...

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Alistair Dutton
27 Aug
0

Archbishops endorse CAFOD and SCIAF’s encyclical study guide

The heads of the Catholic Church in England, Wales and Scotland – Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishop Philip Tartaglia – are encouraging the Catholic community to embrace the opportunity to reflect, act and pray, following the release of the Pope’s ...

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