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Scottish delegation travel to Philadelphia for World Meeting of Families

For the first time ever, the Catholic Church in Scotland will be officially represented at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, between 22 and 25 September 2015.  

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.

Response to McLellan Commission

Following the publication earlier today a “Review of Safeguarding Protocols and Procedures” by a Commission chaired by the Very Rev Dr Andrew McLellan, the Catholic Bishops of Scotland have welcomed the report and accepted its recommendations in full.

Church responds to McLellan Commission Report


You are invited to send a reporter, photographer, camera crew to St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Clyde Street, Glasgow on Tuesday 18 August for 1pm, when Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, will formally respond to the publication of the Report of The McLellan Commission.

Fr.Dan Fitzpatrick is new Roman Rector


Acting on the proposal of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy has appointed Fr.Daniel Fitzpatrick as the next Rector of the Pontifical Scots College succeeding Monsignor John Hughes.

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia welcomes publication of Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Laudato Si”

Commenting on the publication today (18 June) of  the Pope’s Encyclical letter, Archbishop Tartaglia said; 

"I welcome Pope Francis wide-ranging instruction, Laudato Si (Praise Be) on the care of God’s creation

Charles Kennedy Funeral - Additional Information

Charles Kennedy Funeral - Additional Information

Charles Kennedy Funeral - Advisory Notice

The funeral of Charles Kennedy MP, will take place in St. John the Evangelist, Caol, Fort William on Friday 12 June at 12 noon.

Archbishop Tartaglia on the death of Charles Kennedy

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia on the great loss to politics following the tragic death of Charles Kennedy.

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