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Bishops Conference of Scotland Meeting: November 2015

A summary report of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland meeting 9-11 November 2015. 

Implementation Plan of the Recommendations of the McLellan Report

The Bishops have approved this Plan as the way ahead in implementing the recommendations of the McLellan Commission.

Mass for France

Following the terror attacks in Paris last Friday Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, Archbishop of Glasgow, will offer a Mass for France

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia sends message of support to the Archbishop of Paris

The President of the Bishops' conference of Scotland, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia has sent a message of support to the Archbishop of Paris, Cardinal Vingt-Trois

Public service is "worthy, generous and good" Bishop tells MSP's

Bishop Hugh Gilbert, the Bishop of Aberdeen, delivered the Time for Reflection in the Scottish Parliament today (Tuesday 3 November) at 2pm.

House of Lord's vote on Tax Credits

Archbishop Tartaglia comments on House of Lord's vote on Tax Credits

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.