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Cross Wires: Friday headlines

The latest Catholic news from Scotland and around the world.

26 priests, nuns killed worldwide in 2011, Vatican reports.

Documents show how Pope John Paul II (above) tried to end Irish inmates’ 1981 hunger strike (Opposition to Blessed John Paul II addressing UK parliament in opinion section below).

Papal message for World Day of peace 2012.

Bishop Martin Uzoukwu of Minna, Nigeria yesterday directed all parishes in Kwanmba Deaconry not to hold the traditional midnight Mass to herald the New Year.

Archbishop Mario Conti of Glasgow issues letter of support for Nigerian community.

US bishops call for justice for Nigerian terrorists, 2-state solution in Holy Land.

Pope Benedict XVI’s 2012 to include synod, international trips, canonisations.

Vatican’s official newspaper says science cannot explain Tourin Shroud.

A campaign in the US calling on Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Francis George to resign has placied a full-page ad in this upcoming Sunday’s Chicago Tribune headlined: “Hey, Cardinal Francis George, Gay is not like the KKK.”

Fox Latin America has issued an apology after it asked viewers whether they thought the Jews were to blame for the death of Jesus.


Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland: “No matter the faith, no matter the religion, we all have a place in building a safe community for ourselves and each other in Scotland.”

Nelson Jones: Idea of Pope John Paul II invited to addressing the UK Parliament during his 1982 visit to Britain was dropped, partly because of fears of the Reverend Ian Paisley’s reaction. Today, the torch of anti-papalism has been passed from Protestants to atheists.


The surprising success of the Confession app.

– Cross Wires is the Scottish Catholic Observer blog

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