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Scottish support for Sri Lanka welcomed

THE National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Sri Lanka has thanked Missio Scotland and its supporters for coming to the aid of the people there in the wake of the devastating bomb blasts in April this year by raising more than £11,000 to date via a special appeal. Fr Basil Rohan Fernando recently wrote to his Scottish counterpart, Fr Vincent Lockhart, Missio Scotland’s National Director, to express his gratitude for the Scottish branch of the PMS having set up an emergency appeal for his people and also to give some further information about the tragedy and what the Church there hopes to achieve with the funds it receives. The attacks—which according to Sri Lankan Gover

Missio thanks schools for support

MISSIO Scotland has thousands of reasons to be thankful this summer after receiving excellent support from Scotland’s Catholic primary schools during the 2018-19 school year. Missio Scotland, which is not only the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission, but also the designated charity of Catholic primary schools in Scotland, has been heartened by the dedication that many school communities have shown in the past year in terms of their spiritual and financial support. In particular, the vital funds raised by Scottish Catholic primary schools will go to the Missionary Children branch of the Missio Scotland. Each year, we as a charity, ask children to do two things every day: Pray for the

Show your support for Sri Lanka

THE Secretary General for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Father Tadeusz J Nowak, OMI, has called on Catholics worldwide to support the work of the Pontifical Mission Societies—such as Missio Scotland—to help rebuild lives and the Church in Sri Lanka after the devastating terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday. The attacks, which are believed to be the work of the Islamic State group, saw two churches and three hotels in Colombo and a church in Batticloa targeted by suicide bombers. As a result of the blasts, some 404 Sri Lankans—including 45 children—and 38 foreign nationals have died to date, while more than 500 others have been injured. The first bomb exploded inside St Anthony’

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