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Cross Wires: Thursday headlines

Latest Catholic headlines from Scotland and around the world

Holy Father appeals for a return to true peace in Egypt.

Prime Minister (above) consults on royal succession reforms, proposes anyone who marries a Catholic should no longer be prevented from becoming monarch.

Execution halted: Iran supreme court orders retrial for Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani on death row.

This month’s meeting of world religious leaders in Assisi will downplay prayer as a feature of the event and will not contain inter-religious prayers.

Belgian Catholic primate Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard yesterday recommended divorcees should not be allowed to teach children.

Rio’s open-armed Christ the Redeemer celebrates 80 years.


Michael Kelly: Mr Referendum, sectarianism is one thing, but same-sex ‘marriage’ is quite another.


A devout Catholic grandmother has told a court she would rather go to prison than pay her TV licence fee after the BBC aired the controversial Jerry Springer – The Opera.

-Cross Wires is the Scottish Catholic Observer blog

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