Scottish Interfaith Week – 11-18 November 2018

Our religious traditions are diverse. But our differences are not the cause of conflict and dispute, or a cold distance between us… We believe and hope in a fraternal world. We desire that men and women of different religions may everywhere gather and promote harmony…  Our future consists in living together. (Pope Francis, Assisi Sept. 2016) Continue reading “Scottish Interfaith Week – 11-18 November 2018”

Day for Life 2018

THE EVIL OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING – MODERN SLAVERY

As you know, the Annual Day for Life falls on the Feast of the Visitation of our Lady, 31st May, which this year occurs on a Thursday. So that the whole Catholic Community can participate in this important annual reminder of the dignity and sacredness of human life, the Bishops of Scotland ask you to celebrate it in your parishes on a free Sunday as near as possible to this date.

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Pastoral Letter on Safeguarding

My Dear People,

I write, on behalf of all the Bishops of Scotland, to draw your attention to the publication of our Church’s new Safeguarding materials which come into force on 21 May 2018. These include ‘In God’s Image’, the document which offers comprehensive guidance and instruction on every aspect of Safeguarding, including compliance with new Safeguarding standards. This has been shaped by the recent experience and developing expertise of those involved in the front line of Safeguarding in the Church, both in Scotland and internationally. In ratifying this publication, the Bishops have taken the opportunity to repeat and renew apologies made to those who have suffered any form of abuse, at any time, by anyone representing the Church.

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