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Cross Wires: Tuesday breaking news

Catholic headlines from Scotland and round the world


Celtic cleared after SPL chant probe determined that the club had taken all reasonable steps to minimise the risk of such ‘unacceptable conduct.’

Bishop Seamus Cunningham (above), of Hexham and Newcastle, is urging Catholic parishes which are struggling financially to use Anglican and Methodist churches.

Jerusalem holy sites need special status, says Vatican Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, head of the Vatican’s Council for Interreligious Dialogue.


Vatican envoy to meet Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at cathedral centenary.

Vatican issues stamp for beatification Cardinal Newman.


The Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference has strongly condemned the Nato killing of 24 Pakistani soldiers and violation of the country’s airspace.

Catholic climate group reacts to Durban climate talks, part one.

Begging is a human right, said Linas Kukuraitis, director of the Lithuanian chapter of Catholic charity group Caritas as the country cracks down on beggars and almsgivers.

Three people have been arrested in Mumbai, India, because responsible for a blasphemous film against Jesus Christ.


James MacMilan: Why modern, tolerant Scotland is still disfigured by sectarian bigotry.


The US Catholic lay organisation Catholics Come Home is launching a $3.5 million prime-time television campaign aimed at drawing more people to the faith and to church.

-Cross Wires is the Scottish Catholic Observer blog

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