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Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow (PA)

Archbishop Tartaglia urges compassion for those ‘caught up in separation’

Alex Salmond, left, during the visit of Benedict XVI to Scotland in 2010 (Photo: PA)

In a letter the outgoing First Minister is described as ‘one of the most able politicians’ in British history

Scottish voters decided to maintain the 307-year union (Photo: AP).

Bishops’ conference praises ‘passionate and sometimes partisan debate’ and encourages Catholics to engage in politics

Alex Salmond and Alistair Debate shake hands after their televised debate last month (PA)

Why has it proven so hard for the Better Together campaign to galvinise enthusiastic support for our union?

A sign outside the Scottish parliament advertising the date of the referendum (Photo: PA)

Scots encouraged to vote ‘in accordance with their prayerful judgment’

The flag of St George, the flag of Scotland and the Union flag fly on the border (PA)

Despite historical fears of sectarianism, some former Catholics have become Scottish Nationalists

David Rudisha won gold at London 2012 (PA) Below: Brother Colm in 100 Seconds to Beat the World

A brilliant BBC Four documentary tells the triumphant story of David Rudisha and Brother Colm O’Connell

Archbishop Leo Cushley  (PA)

Catholic leaders are wisely keeping out of a deeply divisive debate

Bishop Stephen Robson

Bishop Stephen Robson to lead Dunkeld diocese

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow (PA)

Pope Francis sends message of support to papal nuncio to Great Britain