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Scotland: Sectarian attacks on Catholics increase

BELFAST TELEGRAPH

Sectarian attacks on Catholics are on the increase in Scotland, new figures have revealed.

And a fifth of all charges for sectarian crime in the country last year happened at a single football match.

Now Catholic Church leaders want to meet ministers in Edinburgh to demand a campaign to tackle the ‘hate crime’ problem.

Religiously-aggravated crime accounts for more than half of all hate crimes (57%) targeting Catholics or Catholicism, according to the official religious hate crime statistics.

The increase comes despite the fact that Catholics account for less than a fifth (17%) of the population in Scotland.

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