| 20th January 2017 | News Releases, Blogging
20 January
Jan 20
20th January 2017

His Excellency Archbishop Antonio Mennini, who has served as Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain since December 2010, has been appointed by Pope Francis to serve in the Holy See Secretariat of State and will take up his new post in Rome next month.   Reacting to the announcement, Archbishop Philip  Tartaglia, President of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland said:   “On behalf of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, I congratulate him on his appointment and thank him for the attentive concern he has shown for the Catholic Church in Scotland on his many visits to our country. He has always been a welcome guest in Scotland and his wise counsel has  been valued by the Scottish Bishops.”   “I thank His Excellency for the sensitive and helpful way he has fulf...

| 24th December 2016 | News Releases, Blogging
24 December
Dec 24
24th December 2016

24 December 2016   Bishop pays tribute to former MP who became a Priest.   Bishop William Nolan, the Bishop of Galloway has paid tribute to Fr. George Thompson who died peacefully yesterday (23 December 2016) aged 88 at Senwick Nursing Home in Borgue.   Bishop Nolan said: “Father George Thompson was a man whose life was inspired and motivated by a deep faith in Jesus Christ. A faith he put into practice by embracing three vocations: teaching, politics and the priesthood. In each of these he sought to serve God and to serve others. We give thanks to God for all the good that he did throughout his life.”   Bishop Nolan added: “The people of Galloway have been blessed by his commitment to public service, but as Bishop of Galloway I am particularly grateful ...

| 14th December 2016 | News Releases, Blogging
14 December
Dec 14
14th December 2016

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia has expressed concern at a proposal to close half of Glasgow’s job centres.     The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has indicated it intends to close 8 of the 16 job centres in the city.     Commenting on the proposal, Archbishop Tartgalia said:     “I am very concerned by the Department of Wo...

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