RC | Glasgow archbishop says benefits system is ‘unfit for purpose’

The Archbishop of Glasgow has described Britain’s welfare system as “unfit for purpose”. Speaking at Drumchapel Citizens Advice Bureau after the inaugural meeting of the Scottish Leaders’ Group on Welfare Reform, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia accused Westminster of forcing many Scottish families into poverty this winter. The archbishop conceded that money was available “but people face […] …read more

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RC | Minister ‘disturbed’ by religious tone of Scottish Secular Society founder’s Jim Murphy criticism

Scottish Labour leadership candidate Jim Murphy has been subject to “sectarian” online abuse, a leading church figure has claimed. Dundee-based the Rev David Robertson, the next Free Church of Scotland Moderator, slammed posts by Scottish Secular Society founder Gary Otton. And Mr Murphy called any discrimination based on religion “stupid” and “sickening”. The East Renfrewshire […] …read more

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RC | Church anger at Catholic primary school closure

The Catholic Church has described the closure of a denominational primary school on the outskirts of Glasgow as a “hammer blow” to the local community. The reaction came after Government ministers consented to controversial plans by East Dunbartonshire Council to close St Joseph’s Primary School in Milngavie, Glasgow. Earlier this year, the Scottish Government called […] …read more

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