Catholics in Scotland Come to the Aid of Victims of Sexual Violence in DR Congo
In 2010, Margot Wallstrom, the UN’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict, called the DR Congo the “rape capital of the world.”
This Lent, Catholics in Scotland are being asked to help the victims of sexual violence in the Congo through the Wee Box campaign sponsored by the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF).
During the Feb. 26 launch of the Wee Box campaign in Glasgow, UK International Development Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan said SCIAF’s appeal is helping thousands of women in the DR Congo affected by sexual violence.
“It gives them healthcare, counselling and support to be financially independent. This year, UK aid is matching pound for pound every donation given to the appeal by the generous British public. It means their support will go twice as far in helping these women,” she said.
Drawing on his extensive scriptural knowledge, and profound love of art, Fr Denis McBride C.Ss.R. offers us a reflection for Palm Sunday.
It is with regret that we inform you of the death on the 3rd of April, 2020 at Southport Hospital, Merseyside, United
Prayerful greetings to all our beloved Parishioners of Holy Rosary. Tomorrow, Sunday, the Church celebrates PALM Sunday. Due to COVID19 we’re unable