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It is with great sadness that we heard the news of the sudden death of Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, Archbishop of Glasgow and member of the board of Missio Scotland.

Our prayers and sympathy go to the Archbishop's family and to the people of the Archdiocese.


We remember him with great fondness and give thanks to God for all his help over these past years.






Many thanks to all the schools who took part in Missio Scotland's annual Christmas Artwork Competition. Children in Catholic primary schools throughout Scotland showed off their artistic talents and brought to life the 'greatest story ever told,' the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

The standard of entries was amazing and it was very hard to judge between the hundreds of drawings we received. Here is a list of the winners and the schools they attend.


Alejandra Castro-Velazco, P2, St Margaret's Primary School, Montrose

Maria-Camelia Cristof, P3A, St John Vianney Primary School, Edinburgh

Liam Rankin, P4-5, St Sophia's Primary School, Galston

Natalia Iwaniak, P5-6, Halyrude Primary School, Peebles

Nicole Brownlie, P6, St Edward's Primary School, Airdrie

Ivy Ni, P6B, St Monica's Primary School, Milton

Lucy McGilvray, P7, St Patrick's Primary School, Greenock

Suzie Dunne, P7, St Patrick's Primary School, Greenock


Click the image above or here to see the winning drawings

For more news and features visit: www.missioscotland.com/

Missionaries    #WeAreStillHere

Covid-19 Pandemic

All of us have seen how the whole world has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Often, though, we do not hear so much about how it is impacting people in Africa, South America, the Caribbean, south-east Asia and the Pacific Islands. In many of these places, missionaries and local Catholic priests, religious sisters and parish communities are the only source of hope and help.


The video above sends out a clear message: they are still there for the people.

Please keep them in your prayers.

One country that is being very badly affected is Peru and during the Mission Month of October, Missio Scotland will focus on our brothers and sisters there.





Missio is the Scottish branch

of the Pontifical Mission Societies


We are the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission. Missio Scotland brings the hope of the Gospel where there is turmoil, poverty or uncertainty, and aid to where the Church is new, young or poor.

Missio Scotland empowers local people to form and sustain communities of faith. 

We also help to train and nurture future leaders so that the vital work of the Church can continue to take place.

Part of the global network of

Pontifical Mission Societies

Propagation of the Faith


Supporting missionaries, local clergy, religious

and parish communities throughout the world

Missionary Children

(Society of Holy Childhood)

Catholic school children in Scotland have been helping children in other parts of the world for 100 years

Society of St Peter the Apostle


Training seminarians and religious novices

to serve the young Church throughout the world

Missionary Union


Helping people to share

in the life of the Church in other countries

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Missio Scotland is a company limited by guarantee. Registered Charity Number: SC014858

Missio Scotland

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