Catholic Bishops announce resumption of communal worship

Press release

Scotland’s Catholic Bishops have welcomed the First Minister’s comments today (Thursday 9 July) on places of worship and have announced the resumption of communal worship in Catholic parishes from 15 July. Commenting on the move, the President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, Bishop Hugh Gilbert said; “Over the past month, our parishes have been preparing for the safe resumption …

Great Britain’s new Papal Nuncio is appointed

Press release

Pope Francis has named Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti as Apostolic Nuncio in Great Britain.  The Apostolic Nunciature to Great Britain is the diplomatic office of the Holy See in Great Britain.  It is headed by the Apostolic Nuncio who has the rank of an ambassador.   Archbishop Gugerotti was born in Verona in Italy, on 7th October 1955 and consecrated a priest of the …

Perplexing decision

Press release

The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has released the following statement on the Scottish Government’s decision not to allow places of worship to open for communal worship until 23 July at the earliest: “The Scottish Government’s decision not to allow places of worship to open for communal worship until 23 July at the earliest, while allowing pubs, restaurants and cinemas to …

Daily Mass – 26th June


Mass – Friday 26th June 2020 Throughout the period of lockdown – Bishop Stephen Robson has shared his private Mass online. The Mass is streamed LIVE at 10am (unless announced otherwise) on weekdays – and 10.30am on Sundays. A recording is available, shortly afterwards, for those who would wish to view the Mass at a late time.

Safeguarding Independent Report


The Second Annual Report of the Independent Review Group (IRG) monitoring the implementation of the recommendations of the McLellan Commission by the Catholic Church in Scotland has been welcomed by the Bishops’ Conference. The report, published on 26 June is available at: here. Commenting on the publication, Bishop Joseph Toal, President of the Commission for Pastoral and Social Care said; …

Schools Mass- 11am, 24th June – livestream

Schools, Streaming

Bishop Robson celebrated a Mass for schools on Wednesday 24th of June, at 11am, from St Joseph’s Convent Chapel, at Lawside, Dundee. It was streamed and recorded for later viewing. Bishop Stephen said, “These past months have been hard for teachers, parents and carers and children who have been missing school. From S1 to S6 there has been much suffering …