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Cross Wires: Thursday headlines

The latest Catholic news from home and abroad

Reporter for the Italian Catholic bishops Conference among Italian journalists kidnapped in Libya as fighting continues (above).

Three men have been sentenced to death for the 2009 murder of Fr Gerry Roche, an Irish priest working in Kenya as a member of the St Patrick’s Missionary Society.

Mgr Denis O’Callaghan, Bishop John Magee’s former deputy,  has been asked to stop commenting publicly on the abuse controversy in the Cloyne Diocese, Ireland.

Damage from Virginia earthquake in US appears to hit churches hard.

Fewer doctors are performing abortions in the US.

South Sudan peace and reconciliation a must, says Sr Janice McLaughlin.

VATICAN

Pope Benedict XVI is stressing the need for further reflection on the link between catechesis and liturgy.

TRAVEL

Iona Abbey: influential in the spread of Celtic Christianity throughout Europe.

AND FINALLY

Catholic churches in Kerala, India, go green.

-Cross Wires is the Scottish Catholic Observer blog

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