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Cross Wires: Monday headlines

The latest Catholic news from home and abroad

World Youth Day

Pope Benedict XVI asks English-speaking pilgrims for their prayers at Angelus ahead of World Youth Day beginning tomorrow.

Christian witness from 911 to London riots. Pope Benedict is calling on young people in Madrid to become missionaries for the faith.

Vocations: Young want to be heard, invited, challenged.


A Protestant parade in Northern Ireland sparked tensions in Londonderry leading to violent incidents during which cars were hijacked and torched while police were hit with petrol bombs.

Schools run jointly by the Protestant and Catholic churches could help to build a shared future in Northern Ireland, a senior cleric said.

Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has called plans to charge £380 a year for travel costs to faith schools amount to ‘an attack on faith education.’

Most Rev Austin-Emile Burke, Archbishop Emeritus of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, died Friday in a Halifax nursing home. He was 89.


With no more cowboys taking vows, monastery in North Dakota, US, quits the cattle business.

-Cross Wires is the Scottish Catholic Observer blog

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