News Releases

Ordination of new Bishop of Paisley

The Episcopal Ordination of Fr John Keenan as the new Bishop of Paisley will take place at St. Mirin’s Cathedral in Paisley on Wednesday 19 March 2014 at 7pm.

Pope Francis appoints new Bishop of Paisley

Pope Francis has today (Saturday 8 February 2014) appointed Fr John Keenan, as Bishop of Paisley.

Spiritual Support for Safeguarding

A ‘Dedication and Commissioning Service’ for all those who work in Safeguarding in the Diocese of Motherwell will take place on Feb 2nd at Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral in Motherwell. The service will take place during Solemn Vespers at 5pm.

Installation of new Bishop of Dunkeld

The Mass of Installation of the Right Reverend Stephen Robson as Bishop of Dunkeld Will take place in St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Dundee on 9 January 2014.

Pope Francis appoints new Bishop of Dunkeld

Pope Francis has today appointed Bishop Stephen Robson, currently Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh as the new Bishop of Dunkeld. 

Archbishop Leo Cushley delivers Scottish Parliament’s 'Time For Reflection'

Delivering the "Time For Reflection” in the Scottish Parliament today, Archbishop Leo Cushley, the Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, welcomed the opportunity to address the Parliament and told MSP’s that Scots law has been heavily influenced by Christian belief

Pope's message to Glasgow following helicopter tragedy

Pope Francis has sent a message expressing his "closeness" to the people of Glasgow following the Clutha helicopter tragedy.

Archbishop of Glasgow offers special Mass after helicopter tragedy

The Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, will today offer a special Mass at St Andrew's Cathedral for all who have been involved in the Clutha helicopter tragedy.

Scotland’s Catholic Bishops announce range of safeguarding initiatives

The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has today announced details of three safeguarding initiatives, which will be launched over the next 12 months.

Catholic Church pledges support for Philippines

Following the devastation caused in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan last week, the President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia has written to his counterpart Archbishop Palma in Manila promising both spiritual and financial support for those affected, from Scotland’s Catholic community.

Expansion for St Margaret's Adoption Agency

Scotland’s first dedicated Catholic centre for the family opens this
weekend (16 November) on the feast of St Margaret of Scotland.

Scottish Church is one of UK's best modern places of worship

St Bride's RC Church in East  Kilbride has been voted one of the UK's best modern places of worship.

Archbishop urges prayers for Grangemouth workers.

Archbishop Leo Cushley has called for prayers for all those affected by the closure threatened Grangemouth plant

Episcopal Ordination of Archbishop-elect Leo Cushley.

The Episcopal Ordination of Archbishop-elect Leo Cushley will take place at St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh at 11am on Saturday 21st September 2013.

Scottish National Ecumenical Event

A national ecumenical event will take place in Aberdeen tomorrow (Saturday 14 September) which will include a "Walk of Witness" between two of the city's most prominent places of worship.

Bishops announce new National Coordinator for Safeguarding

Bishops announce new National Coordinator for Safeguarding

Tuesday 3 September 2013

The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has appointed a new National Coordinator for Safeguarding, who will take up the post on 1 December 2013

Safeguarding procedures within the Catholic Church in Scotland

In a letter published in the Tablet newspaper today (23 August) Archbishop Mario Conti corrects a number of inaccuracies relating to Safeguarding procedures within the Catholic Church in Scotland.

Archbishop Elect names Consecrators


Monsignor Leo Cushley, the Archbishop-elect of St Andrews and Edinburgh has released the names of the bishops who will be the traditional three principal consecrators at his episcopal ordination next month.

Pope appoints new Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh

Pope Francis has today, July 24, 2013, appointed Monsignor Leo Cushley
as Archbishop of St. Andrews & Edinburgh.

Archbishop Gerhard Müller to deliver "Cardinal Winning Lecture"

Archbishop Gerhard Müller the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will visit Scotland this week to deliver the prestigious "Cardinal Winning Lecture" at the University of Glasgow.

Pope accepts Bishop Devine's resignation

Pope Francis had today, 31 May 2013, accepted the resignation of Bishop Joseph Devine, as Bishop of Motherwell.

CARITAS AWARD CEREMONY

Over 900 young people are being honoured by the Catholic Church in the presentation of the CARITAS AWARD

Statement from the Press Office of the Holy See on Cardinal O'Brien

Statement from the Press Office of the Holy See on Cardinal O'Brien

Communications Sunday Letter from Archbishop Tartaglia

On this Communications Sunday I hardly need to draw your attention to
the importance of communications in the life of the Church

Safeguarding Statement

Following a number of enquiries about the policy of the Catholic Church in relation to the protection of children and vulnerable adults, the following statement was issued on Friday 8 March 2013

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia on the current difficulties facing the Catholic Church in Scotland

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, Archbishop of Glasgow and Apostolic
Administrator of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh celebrates
Mass tonight (Monday 4 March) at St Andrew's Cathedral in Glasgow at a
pre-scheduled Lent Station Mass.

Statement from Cardinal O'Brien

Statement from Cardinal O'Brien

Message to the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh

Message to the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh
From Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, Apostolic Administrator

Pope Appoints Apostolic Administrator

Pope Benedict XVI, has appointed the Most Rev. Philip Tartaglia, Archbishop of Glasgow, as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh

Pope accepts Cardinal O'Brien's resignation

The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI has accepted on the 18 February 2013 the resignation of His Eminence Cardinal Keith Patrick O’Brien from the pastoral governance of the Archdiocese of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh.

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