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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

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.