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Cross Wires: Monday headlines

Latest Catholic news from home and abroad

Holy Father: violence will not resolve Syrian and Libyan problems.

Row within SNP over John Mason’s motion on protecting marriage and the traditional family.

Third man charged with Antrim attempted murder of a Catholic youth.

Archbishop George Stack of Cardiff says his priorities are to address the decline in church attendance, and repair the damage caused by abuse scandals outside Wales. (Video).

Chile: Mass of Thanksgiving on anniversary of miners’ rescue


A dedicated team of prosecutors is to be set up to bring court cases against football supporters who bring violence to games, championing Football Banning Orders introduced in Scotland to help tackle sectarian disorder.

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