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Scots Seminarians meet Pope Francis

Posted by SCMO on 14th April 2016 in Blogging |
To mark the 400th anniversary of priestly formation the seminarians from the Pontifical Scots college in Rome will have a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican later today (Thursday 14 April)   They will be accompanied by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia and Archbishop Leo Cushley and by the staff of the college the Rector, Fr. Daniel Fitzpatrick, the Vice Rector, Fr. Gerald Sharkey and the Spiritual Director, Fr. Mark Cassidy.   Archbishop Tartaglia said:   “I am very pleased to be participating along with Archbishop Leo Cushley at the Audience Pope Francis has kindly agreed to grant to our college in Rome to mark the 400th Ann...

£1m Endowment Appeal for Scots college, Rome launched.

Posted by SCMO on 4th September 2003 in Christianity |
£1m Endowment Appeal for Scots college, Rome launched.   Speaking during the Spring meeting of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland at  Scotus college in Glasgow today, Archbishops Keith O'Brien and Mario Conti urged  Scotland's catholic community to contribute to the endowment appeal for the  Scots college in Rome.   In formally launching the appeal the archbishops unveiled a leaflet which will  shortly be distributed to every parish in Scotland asking parishioners to support  the work of the college with a financial donation.   Archbishop O'Brien explained that recent generous donations had allowed the  college to build a new high quality libr...

New Rector for Scots college in Rome

Posted by SCMO on 8th May 2009 in Christianity |
New Rector for Scots college in RomeFriday 8 May 2009Following their meeting in Glasgow on 5 and 6 May the Bishops Conference of Scotland have announced that with effect from 1 July 2009 Fr John Hughes will be appointed Rector of the Pontifical Scots college in Rome.Commenting on the appointment Archbishop Mario Conti said; I am delighted that a priest from Glasgow with very considerable experience of dealingwith young people and their formation at St. Andrew s college, Glasgow University and latterly as Director of Studies and Vice Rector at Scotuscollege will become the new rector in Rome. Archbishop Conti added; He will succeed Fr Paul Milarvie as Rector...

Dunkeld Priest to become Spiritual Director of the Pontifical Scots college in Rome

Posted by SCMO on 20th March 2018 in Blogging |
Fr James Walls, currently parish priest of St. Pius X parish in Dundee, has been appointed by the Scottish Bishops’ Conference as Spiritual Director of the Pontifical Scots college in Rome.      Commenting on the appointment, Bishop Stephen Robson, the Bishop of Dunkeld said:       “I am absolutely delighted that the Bishops have decided to appoint Father James Walls as spiritual director to the Pontifical Scots college in Rome. As a former Spiritual Director in Rome myself, I can recognise great qualities, spiritual, intellectual and moral in Fr Jim’s priestly ministry.  He has been well trained in spiritual direction and accompaniment, and...

Pope appoints new Scottish Bishop.

Posted by SCMO on 13th September 2005 in Christianity |
Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Fr Philip Tartaglia as the new Bishop of Paisley. The announcement was made at noon today (13 September 2005) in Rome (11am BST). The new Bishop-elect succeeds Bishop John Mone who retired in October 2004 after 16 years as Bishop.The appointment was warmly welcomed by Archbishop Mario Conti who has been Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese since Bishop Mone retired, he said;"I am delighted that our new Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has provided the Diocese Paisley with a new bishop, a priest with many talents, and experience of serving in the Strathclyde area, albeit on the north bank of the river which unites the Diocese of P...

The 400th anniversary of the Scots college in Rome.

Posted by SCMO on 12th May 2000 in Christianity |
A unique moment in history ¦that was how Scotland's most senior politicians described their audience with Pop John Paul yesterday on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the Scots college in Rome.First Minister Henry McLeish joined Scottish Secretary John Reid at a special Papal audience in the Vatican and were introduced to the Pope by Cardinal Winning.The lords Provost of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen were also present for the special event - one of a series being held in Rome this week to mark the college's anniversary.Cardinal Winning said: "Today's events are full of significance. I think of the contrast between the Scotland of 1600 and the S...
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