News Releases

Pope Francis puts family at the heart of communication

In a pastoral letter which will be read at all 500 Catholic parishes in Scotland this weekend (16/17 May, 2015) to mark the 49th World Communications Day, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia calls on all Catholics to embrace the role of the family as the true building block of a good society

Science and religion intertwined writes Bishop Keenan

Writing in today’s Scotsman (12 May 2015) Bishop John Keenan, the Bishop of Paisley describes the Catholic Church and the science as "conjoined twins in the advancement of knowledge”

Bishops urge Catholics to cast their vote

In a pastoral letter which will be read at all 500 Catholic churches in Scotland this weekend (11/12 April) Scotland's Catholic Bishops, will urge parishioners to participate in the 2015 General Election and to be informed by the teachings of the Church.

Bishops thank Parliamentary Officer for service

Scotland’s Catholic Bishops have thanked their Parliamentary Officer Mr John Deighan for his “resolute and dedicated service” to the Bishops’’ Conference over the past 16 years.

Church welcomes Pope Francis’ decision to accept Cardinal O’Brien’s resignation

Church welcomes Pope Francis’ decision to accept Cardinal O’Brien’s resignation

Statement from Cardinal Keith O'Brien

Statement from Cardinal Keith O'Brien.

400 Aniversary Mass for St. John Ogilvie

Pope Francis has sent a special envoy to Glasgow to mark the 400th anniversary of the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie

Little Sisters of the Poor Home, Wellburn, Dundee

In October of 2014 the Little Sisters of the Poor announced, that due to a shortage of Vocations they could no longer continue their mission at the Wellburn Care Home in Dundee

Catholic Church endorses Jewish call for end to anti-Semitism

The Catholic Church in Scotland has endorsed the all-party statement condemning anti-Semitism and released by the Jewish community today.

Ordination of new Bishop of Galloway.

The Episcopal Ordination of Fr William Nolan as the new Bishop of Galloway will take place at the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock on Saturday 14 February 2015 at 11am.

Scottish Bishops ask Pope's senior child protection adviser to advise them on safeguarding.

Scottish Bishops ask Pope's senior child protection adviser to advise them on safeguarding.

Bishop Keenan on three person embryos

Following today's vote in the House of Commons to allow three person embryos, Bishop John Keenan, the Bishop of Paisley said;

"The proposed techniques fail on a number of ethical grounds which should concern us all:

Archbishop Tartaglia returns home.

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, Archbishop of Glasgow, arrived home earlier this evening Monday 26th January.

Updated medical bulletin on Archbishop Tartaglia

The Archbishop condition has markedly improved.  This afternoon he will leave the University Hospital of Salamanca and return to the Royal Scots College.

Archbishop Tartaglia suffers heart attack

After feeling unwell, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia was admitted to hospital in Salamanca on Thursday 22 January.
Following initial treatment and tests at the University hospital in Salamanca it has been confirmed that he has suffered a heart attack.

Catholic Bishops Publish Annual Safeguarding Audit

In accordance with best practice and in line with a commitment given in 2013, Scotland’s Catholic Bishops have today, 16 December 2014 published the Diocesan Safeguarding Audit for 2013.

Archbishop Tartaglia tells Clutha Service; “We have not forgotten”

Delivering the sermon at the Service to mark the 1st Anniversary of the Clutha Vaults Tragedy at Glasgow Cathedral on Saturday 29th November 2014, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia will speak of the effect the tragedy had on so many people, reminding those who lost friends or family, that "a year is not yet long enough for many people to come to terms with bereavement, and especially with bereavement which comes from an unexpected tragedy."

Pope Francis appoints new Bishop of Galloway

Pope Francis has today (Saturday 22 November 2014) appointed Fr. William Nolan, as Bishop of Galloway. Fr. Nolan is currently parish priest of Our Lady of Lourdes, East Kilbride and Vicar General of the Diocese of Motherwell.

Little Sisters of the Poor to leave Dundee

The Little Sisters of the Poor order have today announced that they will be leaving Dundee in 2015.

Bishops commend First Minister

The following letter has been sent today to Scotland's First Minister by the President of the Bsihops' Conference of Scotland, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia.

Response to Proposed Organ and Tissue Donation (Scotland) Bill

Responding this week (15 September) to the Proposed Organ and Tissue Donation (Scotland) Bill, the Catholic Parliamentary Office on behalf of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has made clear its objection to an opt-out system of organ donation as it removes the “important principle of consent in our legal system and undermines the integrity of the person”

Scotland’s Archbishops urge Referendum participation

Both of Scotland’s Catholic Archbishops; Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow and Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, will this weekend (30 & 31 August) distribute pastoral messages on the Independence Referendum to be read at all Masses.

Statement on Fergusons of Port Glasgow from Bishop John Keenan

Statement on Fergusons of Port Glasgow from Bishop John Keenan, Bishop of Paisley

Church sets pace with innovative sport and faith conference

Pope Francis has sent his good wishes and prayers to athletes and theologians gathering at a conference in Glasgow on the eve of the Commonwealth Games.

Archbishop Leo Cushley receives his Pallium from Pope Francis

On Sunday, June 29, 2014, the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Archbishop Leo Cushley will receive his Pallium from Pope Francis.

New Rector nominated for Royal Scots College Spain

In a dual announcement the Bishops of Scotland have nominated a new Rector for the Royal Scots College, Salamanca, Spain and have asked him to do the preparatory work for the re-opening of the College as a Seminary.

Archbishop Leo Cushley, Opinion Column, Sunday Times 22 June 2014

Archbishop Leo Cushley, Opinion Column, Sunday Times 22 June 2014

Pope invited to Glasgow

Glasgow’s Archbishop, Philip Tartaglia has written to Pope Francis
asking him to consider a day visit to the city to mark the 400th
anniversary of the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie, who was executed at
Glasgow Cross on 10 March 1615.

Communications Sunday 2014

This Sunday the Church reminds us of the great responsibility that is ours for the world of communications. In a letter to be read at all Masses, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia highlights the need to bring "a Christian presence to the world of digital communications"

PAPAL BLESSING FOR SCOTLAND’S ITALIAN CHAPEL

Pope Francis has sent a special blessing to mark the 70th anniversary of one of Scotland’s most unusual landmarks. The Italian Chapel in Orkney was built during the Second World War by Italian POWs and has since become the island’s number one tourist attraction.

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