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Cross Wires: Tuesday headlines

The latest Catholic news from home and abroad

Celtic manager Neil Lennon (above) has told a jury about the assault on him, allegedly aggravated by religious prejudice, at Tynecastle Stadium in May.

Many people believe Lockerbie bomber should now be left to die in peace, Scotland’s First Minister has said. Senior members of the Scottish hierarchy had doubts over his conviction.

Fr Paddy O’Kane, a priest in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, has said he would be prepared to go to jail rather than break the seal of Confession.

A report into abuse in Raphoe Diocese has been delayed for more information from Church authorities.

In call to legalise assisted suicide, Government adviser for the elderly Martin Green said patients should have a choice in when they die.

Baltimore Archbishop Edwin F O’Brien has been named to head Knights of the Holy Sepulcher.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò expected to be next US Nuncio.

A drive for reform by Austrian priests is meeting with widespread support, according to a new survey published yesterday.

Pope Benedict XVI will honour Protestant reformer Martin Luther on his state visit to Germany but Lutherans told not to expect breakthroughs on issues dividing them.

MPs join the European Union and Catholic bishops in calls to stop the execution of a Cuban national Manuel Valle from going ahead in Florida on September 6.

-Cross Wires is the Scottish Catholic Observer blog

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