- Apr 18, 2021
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.
Scotland’s bishops have established a working group on how churches will be re-opened in the country after the coronavirus lockdown is lifted.