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Cross Wires: Thursday headlines

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Highlight religious meaning of Christmas, Pope Benedict XVI asks Christians at his last general audience before Christmas. (Video link here).

Pope Benedict: Vaclav Havel a visionary leader.

Spanish Archbishop Santos Abril was installed as archpriest of St Mary Major, one of the four Papal basilicas in Rome. (video).

The Bishop of Tombura-Yambio, South Sudan, hopes for a peaceful Christmas, but on the new State the shadow of insurgency is a burden.

Vatican City: No plans to limit Sistine Chapel tourists.

Scotland’s anti-bigotry bill: Public views of the new anti-sectarianism legislation.


Vatican hosts unusual Christmas Latin test.

– Cross wires is a Scottish Catholic Observer blog

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