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Cross Wires: Friday headlines

The latest Catholic news from home and abroad

Holy Father tells 100 new bishops visiting Rome to welcome gifts of the laity.

Scotland’s chief prosecutor, Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland, promises football fans they will not be arrested for banter under new anti-hate and anti-sectarianism bill.

Christian unity on agenda as bishops from different traditions meet in UK.

The call for Catholics in England and Wales to abstain from eating meat on Fridays as an act of penance begins today, the anniversary of last year’s Papal visit.

“We cannot continue operating as we are now, we must make strategic changes,” Bishop Ronald Fabbro of London said.

Victims and attorneys deliver complaint against Holy Father to the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

Confirmation of Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza, nuncio to Ireland’s, transfer to Czech Republic.

Raphael‘s twin Madonnas reunited for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Germany.

Report reveals how East German secret police spied on future Pope.

Mgr David Cappo has resigned from post spearheading mental health reform in Australia after just a week.

Many Catholic  schools around the world have signed up to be part of a huge nationwide chorus to mark the annual International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.


Sheffield‘s Catholic Cathedral has closed for a £2 million facelift-and the congregation has moved to a hair salon next door.

-Cross Wires is the Scottish Catholic Observer blog

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