David Alton

Pope Francis meets Dr Phillip Alton
An alumnus of Stonyhurst College, Dr Philip Alton, recently presented Pope Francis with the plans for an exciting new project being developed at Stonyhurst.  Philip had been attending an International Catholic Legislators Network 2017 Conference at the end of August. Giving the pope details of Theodore House and the Stonyhurst Christian Heritage Centre, Philip told him that "Stonyhurst is the world's oldest Jesuit school - 400 years old " - to which the Pope mischievously replied, with a...
On 27 February in the House of Lord, Lord David Alton took part in a debate on Syria and the Middle East. He pointed out how Christians and other minorities in the country are being systematically targeted in the ongoing civil war and he asked: "What news ... about the Jesuit, Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, kidnapped in July 2013 after entering rebel-held territory?" Read the full text of his speech on Independent Catholic News.