Bishops' Conference of Scotland
|Legal status||Under charitable trust
|Purpose||"To promote, establish, develop, expand, contribute to, support and maintain facilities, projects, schemes and institutions of all kinds having a religious, educational or charitable purpose for the benefit of the community throughout Scotland; and in addition for the benefit of students for the priesthood at home and abroad including the maintenance of the following colleges; (a) St. Mary's College, Blairs, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire; (b) St. Peter's College, Cardross, Dumbarton; (c) St. Andrew's College, Drygrange, Melrose, Roxburghshire." |
|Headquarters||Airdrie, North Lanarkshire|
|Membership||Incumbent and retired archbishops and bishops of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland|
|President||Archbishop Philip Tartaglia|
|Main organ||The Episcopal Conference|
|Affiliations||Council of European Bishops' Conferences, Commission of Bishops' Conferences of the European Union, Catholic Bishops' Bioethics Committee, Action of Churches Together in Scotland, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland|
The Bishops' Conference of Scotland (BCOS), under the trust of the Catholic National Endowment Trust, and based in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, is an episcopal conference for archbishops and bishops of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland. The conference is primarily made up of the presiding bishops of Scotland's eight dioceses as well as bishops who have retired.
The Conference is also a member of several international organisations including the Council of European Bishops' Conferences and the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community.
The BCOS is organised into several agencies. These are: The Commission for Doctrine and Unity, The Communications and Press and Media Relations Office, The Commission for Catholic Education and Scottish Catholic Education Service, The Heritage Commission as well as some other offices.
The Roman Catholic Church in Scotland is a full member of Action of Churches Together in Scotland. The BCOS sends a representative to the Ecumenical Relations Committee of the Church of Scotland and is always invited to send a delegate to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
- Archdiocese of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh
- Archdiocese of Glasgow
- Diocese of Motherwell
- Vacant See
- Bishop Emeritus Joseph Devine
- Diocese of Paisley
- Diocese of Galloway
- Diocese of Argyll and the Isles
- Diocese of Aberdeen
- Diocese of Dunkeld
- Roman Catholic Church in Scotland
- Religion in Scotland
- Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales
- Official website
- Record of registration of charitable trust in Scotland
- Bishops' Conference of Scotland webpage. GCatholic.org website
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