Archbishop consecrates diocese to Immaculate Heart in Fatima

Archbishop Leo Cushley has consecrated the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Fatima, Portugal, on the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance there to three local shepherd children. The consecration came at the end of a Mass in the Chapel of Apparitions, the location of the Marian apparitions in 1917. “In this centenary year it seemed appropriate to consecrate the whole diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and where better place to do it but in the shade of where the tree…

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Body of missing Indian priest found on Scottish beach

Edinburgh police have found the body of an Indian priest serving in Scotland on a beach in East Lothian. Father Martin Xavier Vazhachira went missing around 13:00 on June 20. He was last seen in his parish house at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Corstorphine, and parishioners reported him missing when he didn’t come to mass Wednesday morning, according to the BBC. Police found the body of the 33-year-old priest on the beach at Dunbar three days later on Friday. The cause of death is currently unknown.…

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