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Bishop William Nolan, who was named Archbishop of Glasgow on Feb. 4, 2022.

Pope Francis appoints new Catholic archbishop of Glasgow

Feb 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Bishop William Nolan succeeds Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, who died suddenly in 2021. Read more

St. Simon's parish in Glasgow, which was destroyed by wilful fire July 28, 2021.

Arrest made in relation to fire at Glasgow parish

Aug 18, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A man has been arrested and charged with wilful fire-raising after a Catholic church in Glasgow was destroyed last month.  Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish Catholic bishops’ conference.

Catholic bishops in Poland express solidarity with Polish community after Glasgow church fire

Jul 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

Flames engulfed St. Simon’s, Partick, in Glasgow on July 28. Read more

St. Simon’s, Partick, in Glasgow, Scotland.

Fire engulfs 163-year-old Catholic church in Scotland

Jul 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

One person was rescued after firefighters were called to the scene. Read more

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia gives a blessing at a commemoration of the founding fathers of Celtic F.C. at St Peter’s Cemetery, Dalbeth, Glasgow, Nov. 2, 2013. Credit: PaulVIF (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Catholic archbishop of Glasgow dies suddenly at age 70

Jan 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Catholic archbishop of Glasgow, Scotland, died suddenly on Wednesday at the age of 70.   Read more

Afghan refugee Rahman Sahah (R), and Mirwais Ahmadzai, start a hunger strike Aug. 1, 2018 in Glasgow. Both have been refused asylum in the UK.

Glasgow archbishop appeals for asylum seekers being evicted

Aug 1, 2019

The Archbishop of Glasgow has written a letter to the UK Home Secretary calling the forced evictions of refugees and... Read more

A 2008 Orange walk in Glasgow.

Efforts to ease tensions over Orange walks in Glasgow

Jun 19, 2019

Some figures in the Catholic Church and Protestant loyalist groups in Scotland are seeking to reach a compromise regarding Protestant... Read more

St. Simon's parish in Glasgow, which was vandalized April 29, 2019.

Glasgow parish 'shamefully' vandalized

Apr 30, 2019

Police in Glasgow are investigating vandalism committed Monday at St. Simon's parish, an attack the archdiocese has called 'shameful'.  Read more

A 2008 Orange walk in Glasgow.

Glasgow archdiocese welcomes city's decision to reroute 'Orange walk'

Sep 4, 2018

The Archdiocese of Glasgow has welcomed the city council's decision Monday to reroute a Protestant march which was to have... Read more

Canon Tom White, who was spat upon while an Orange walk passed by his parish in Glasgow, July 7, 2018.

Man charged over assault on priest in Glasgow

Jul 27, 2018

Police Scotland have announced that a 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the alleged assault of... Read more

Canon Tom White, who was spat upon while an Orange walk passed by his parish in Glasgow, July 7, 2018.

Calls to ban or regulate 'Orange walks' after priest spat on in Scotland

Jul 11, 2018

After a priest was spat at, verbally abused, and lunged at with a pole while an “Orange walk” passed by... Read more

Detail from a mosaic of the martyrdom of St. John Ogilvie in St. Aloysius parish in Glasgow.

Why Catholics in Scotland want a statue for this martyred priest

Mar 23, 2017

Four centuries after the martyrdom of St. John Ogilvie, Catholics in Scotland have launched a campaign to mark the place... Read more