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Holy Father speaks to American bishops (above) on politics, secularism, and Christian culture, expressing concern over hostility toward Christianity in the US. (Videos).

Religious ethos‘ has no place in Irish schools, says Ireland’s Labour Party’s  education spokesman.

Giglio island priest saves Costa Concordia ship disaster relics; Bishop Guglielmo Borghetti visited island yesterday.

The UK ordinariate is to refrain from spending a £1 million grant until the Charity Commission has completed an investigation.

Archbishop Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria, fears new attacks on Christians in the north.

Senate begins investigation into the escape of the alleged mastermind of the Christmas Day bombing of church in Nigeria.

The two priests kidnapped in Sudan are well, negotiations are being held for their release.

The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments urges universities to present Christ-based vision of man.

Pope Benedict XVI meets delegation from Finnish Lutheran Church.


Take part in the youth ministry consultation in Glasgow Archdiocese.

– Cross Wires is The Scottish Catholic Observer blog

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