- May 13, 2021
Scotland’s bishops say the Catholic Church in the country has been “meticulous in controlling infection and ensuring the safety of all those who cross the threshold” of a church building in the country, and public worship can continue safely, even during a “second wave” of the pandemic.
A rise in the number of abortions in Scotland is “deeply depressing,” according to a Catholic official.
Scotland’s bishops have decried ‘cancel culture’ and warned that freedom of expression and belief could be at risk under proposed hate crime legislation.
While noting improvement in safeguarding standards in the Church in Scotland, a new report says putting in place structures that safeguard the vulnerable still presents challenges.
Scotland’s top official gave perspective dates for reopening non-essential shops and restaurants but said – “unfortunately” – she couldn’t say when churches would be allowed to hold regular worship services.
Scotland’s bishops have sent their proposed infection control standards for reopening of parishes to the Scottish government.