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Cross Wires: Tuesday headlines

The latest Catholic news from around the world


Nun murdered in Burundi convent attack.

Vatican gives approval for Chinese bishop‘s ordination.

Catholic Commission urges Zimbabwe to declare clean water (above) emergency.

The Italian abbot in Syria who has criticised the bloody crackdown on protests and campaigned for peace talks to be expelled from the country.


Catholic education under attack as Northern Ireland’s First Minister calls for an end to ‘segregated schooling.’

Just one teacher training system needed in Northern Ireland, according to Learning Minister Stephen Farry.

National Justice and Peace Network voices support for Occupy London.


Irish missionary Sr Miriam Duggan, awarded for her commitment towards people with AIDS.

Pope Benedict XVI has condemned the execution of four hostages by the FARC and called for an end to violence in Colombia.

European Commission to take legal action against Vatican in Holocaust money laundering case.

Archbishop of Orissa, India, makes Advent appeal to the faithful to be ‘heralds of hope, for the common good.’

Retired Philadelphia cardinal testifies in US case against former aides.

US Cardinal Burke reflects on his first year in the Sacred College.


Durham Catholic District school board, Toronto, Canada, to consider banning kilts

-Cross Wires is the Scottish Catholic Observer blog

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