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Mass for France

Posted by SCMO on 18th November 2015 in Christianity | Archbishop Tartaglia, Glasgow, Paris, France,
Mass for France   Following the terror attacks in Paris last Friday Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, Archbishop of Glasgow, will offer a Mass for France this evening in St Andrew’s Cathedral at 5.15pm. The theme of the Mass will be “hope and solidarity”.     The Mass will be attended by the Lord Provost of Glasgow to represent the city and the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson MSP, who will represent the Scottish Government. The Honorary Consul of France, Dr John Campbell, will do a reading in French during the Mass and will offer a vote of thanks at the end.     Archbishop Tartaglia’s homily is...

Scottish Bishop to visit Calais migrant camp

Posted by SCMO on 27th November 2017 in Blogging |
...northern France should be a national shame to the UK. We take in far fewer refugees than other European nations, particularly the countries which border conflict regions who bear the brunt of the current situation. “Pope Francis has recently reminded church and political leaders across Europe that we have to reflect seriously on Jesus’s words ‘I was a stranger, and you welcomed me’. To leave these children forgotten and abandoned in Europe, at risk of abuse, exploitation, and modern slavery is a damning indictment of our country. As we approach the season of Advent, all of us need to remember who we’re seeing when we set up our nativity cribs - a disp...

Week of events to mark a united Europe

Posted by SCMO on 20th April 2004 in Christianity |
...t live by France 2 television.  After arriving in Santiago on Wednesday 21 April, the Bishops of COMECE will hold a congress entitled "European Union: Hope and Responsibility “ The development of European unity from a theological perspective". The speakers will include Michel CAMDESSUS , President of Semaines Sociales de France and Former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Cardinal ANTONIO ROUCO VARELA , Archbishop of Madrid, Prof. Peter SERRACINO-INGLOTT , Former Rector of the University of Malta and Member of the European Convention, Archbishop HIPPOLYTE SIMON , Archbishop of Clermont (France) and Vice-President of COMECE, and P. NOTKER...

Bishop expresses concern for the situation at the UK border

Posted by SCMO on 25th October 2019 in Blogging |
...25 October 2019   Bishop William Nolan of Galloway, President of the Catholic Church’s Justice and Peace Commission, has called on the UK Government to make “safe and legal routes” available for refugees attempting to come to the UK. Bishop Nolan expressed his concerns ahead of the three-year anniversary of the refugee camp known as ‘the jungle’ in Calais being demolished, he said:   “Three years ago, the French and UK governments demolished the refugee camp known as ‘the jungle’. Many thousands of people were dispersed across France, and the infrastructure of support and solidarity provided by so many volunteers was destroyed. Three years...

Cardinal O'Brien's WYD lectures

Posted by SCMO on 22nd August 2005 in Christianity |
...Paris in France; Rome in Italy; Toronto in Canada; and Cologne in Germany.  WORLD YOUTH DAY CATECHESIS  CATECHESIS LED BY CARDINAL KEITH PATRICK O BRIEN  THURSDAY 18TH AUGUST 2005  MEETING CHRIST IN THE EUCHARIST  INTRODUCTION:  It is indeed a very great privilege for me being here with you today to lead you in this Catechesis. As you know not only young people but priests, bishops and cardinals have come from all over the world to be here at this tremendous gathering with St Benedict XVI.  With regard to my own history I myself have already been at six World Youth Days: Czestochowa in Poland; Manila in the Philippines; Paris in France; Rome in Italy; To...

A message of solidarity to the Archbishop of Rouen

Posted by SCMO on 26th July 2016 in Blogging |
...The President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, has sent a message of support to the Archbishop of Rouen, Mgr Dominique Lebrun expressing his “deep sorrow and shock” at the horrific events in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray today (26 July).   Archbishop Tartaglia offered prayers for the repose of the soul of Father Jacques Hamel and for the people of France, Germany and other places “so cruelly targeted by men of evil intent”.   The full text of Archbishop Tartaglia’s message can be found below.   ENDS   Peter Kearney  Director  Catholic Media Office&nb...
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