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Scotland's papers: 'Christianity in crisis' and Nazi shutdown

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On Easter Sunday, the Sunday Herald leads with news that the number of regular church-goers in Scotland has more than halved in the last 30 years.

It says that some members of the clergy have described the decline as a "crisis" for Christianity.

Scotland on Sunday also leads with story with a religious theme. It reports concerns that religious education teachers are not addressing difficult topics - like Christ's crucifixion - in the classroom.

Tommy MacKay, a professor of education, told the paper that they are contributing to a generation of "snowflake" children, unable to cope with the harsh realities of life.

Meanwhile, the Sunday Mail reports that businesses in Wishaw were forced to shut down on Saturday, to allow a far right march in the town.

Donald Trump's closest military advisers have told Britain that America has the firepower to neutralise North Korea's nuclear programme, according to The Sunday Times Scotland.

The paper said that it has been told by "senior sources" that the US can "utterly destroy" key targets using conventional weapons.

The claims follow the unveiling of "game-changing" missiles by North Korea on Saturday, as reported on the front page of The Scottish Mail on Sunday.

The Sunday Post reports that a charity worker who stole £35,000 from his organisation's funds has been released from jail after serving less than a quarter of his sentence.

And the Scottish Sun on Sunday leads with claims that a "British pop legend" is being investigated by police over claims he raped a 14-year-old girl.

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