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Pope Benedict XVI confirms he will visit Scotland.

Posted by SCMO on 5th February 2010 in Christianity |
...eetingThe Bishops Conference of Scotland is honoured to be received by YourHoliness on the occasion of our visit Ad Limina Apostolorum. We bring youthe prayers and love of the Catholics of Scotland, and the good wishes ofthe whole Scottish people.Each year, together with the Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, wesolemnly celebrate the anniversary of your election as Bishop of Rome andPastor of the Universal Church. We are pleased to take that special annualopportunity to bring the Petrine Ministry of the Pope before the people ofScotland and their representatives, and to offer prayers that God maybless and protect you.When in 1878 Pope Leo XIII re-established the...

Scotland's Catholic Bishops meet the Pope

Posted by SCMO on 3rd April 2003 in Christianity |
...The Bishops of Scotland as part of their "Ad Limina" (five yearly) visit to Rome, this morning enjoyed a private audience with Pope John Paul II. The audience followed a Mass in the Pope's private chapel, which the Bishops concelebrated with the Pope. Also present were 11 seminarians as well as the rector and staff of the Scots College in Rome.In his address to the Pope, Archbishop Keith O'Brien, President of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland said;"your Holiness, our first thought as the Bishops of Scotland is to thank you for your twenty-five years of service as Pope and to indicate to you that we look forward to the celebrations which will take place in Rome...

Cardinal praises "dedication and commitment" of Catholic teachers

Posted by SCMO on 30th April 2008 in Christianity |
...Wednesday 30 April 2008Cardinal praises "dedication and commitment" of Catholic teachersSpeaking at the Conference of Catholic secondary Head teachers at Crief Hydro on Thursday 1 June 2008 Cardinal Keith O'Brien in a keynote address will pay tribute to the dedication and commitment of Scotland's Catholic Head teachers and their staff while acknowledging the continued success of Catholic schools.Cardinal O'Brien will also highlight his disappointment that so few media outlets seem to provide positive coverage of Catholic education, preferring instead to give "disproportionate space for the expression of the old rhetoric of suspicion and hostility when there is s...

Scotland "inextricably linked" to Christian heritage

Posted by SCMO on 19th May 2005 in Christianity |
...Scotland "inextricably linked" to its Christian heritage says Cardinal.  In a speech to be delivered this evening at the "Holyrood Dialogues" debate in Edinburgh, Cardinal Keith O'Brien will address the question: 'Scotland: Christian or Secular'.  In his speech, the Cardinal will say;  "in the year 397 the arrival (of St. Ninian) saw the beginning of Scotland s immersion in a ˜Sea of Faith . This tide of Christian faith which washed over our land has ebbed and flowed ever since but has never completely receded."  In arguing that Christian influence remains strong in Scotland, Cardinal O'Brien refers to;  "the increasing influence of the Christian churches...

Response to McLellan Commission

Posted by SCMO on 18th August 2015 in Christianity | McLellan Commission, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia
...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.   The report comprises a detailed assessment of all aspects of Safeguarding within the church and can be viewed here:   In the report preface, Dr. McLellan notes: “The invitation to chair this Commission came from the BishopsConference of the Catholic Church in Scotland. When I accepted it I made it clear that I did not feel that my first re...

Scotland’s Catholic Bishops announce range of safeguarding initiatives

Posted by SCMO on 25th November 2013 in Christianity |
...Scotland s Catholic Bishops announce range of safeguarding initiatives.Monday 25 November 2013.Embargo 11.00The Bishops Conference of Scotland has today announced details of three safeguarding initiatives, which will be launched over the next 12 months. In a letter read out at all of Scotland s 500 Catholic parishes yesterday (24 November, the Feast of Christ the King) the President of the Bishops Conference, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia said: We recognise the trauma and pain that survivors of abuse have suffered and we are committed to providing for them both justice and healing. The Archbishop added that 2013 had been a test of faith for Catholics, but the...
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