Diocesan News

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,

Diocesan Corpus Christi Procession

The Diocesan Corpus Christi Procession will take place in the Grotto on Sunday 3rd June at 3.00 pm. Clergy wishing to take part are asked to bring an alb and stole. This is also an excellent opportunity for those children who made their First Communion this year to come along in their First Communion outfits to join with other children from the Diocese.

In God's Image

On 19th March 2018 the Bishops of Scotland signed their commitment to the new Safeguarding Standards set out in the policy document 'In God's Image'. 'In God's Image' has been published by the Bishops' Conference of Scotland as an "Instruction on Safeguarding for implementation in all Catholic canonical jurisdictions in Scotland and by all other groups and organisations in Scotland subject to a legitimate canonical authority of the Catholic Church". It is intended to explain and to direct the approach to Safeguarding that is to be practised at every level of the Catholic Church in Scotland. For the public, and for Catholic faith communities in particular, it has been written to explain how t

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