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Cross Wires: Tuesday breaking news

The latest Catholic headlines and opinions


Vatileaks: Pope’s butler (above) trial date set for next week.

Vatican: Make Syria’s children a priority.

Orthodox patriarch, Anglican leader to attend Second Vatican Council celebration.


Business leaders turn to Catholic Church, meeting with Archbishop of Westminster today.

Concerns as St Mary’s University College, Twickenham, plans closure of separate theology department.

Dublin Archbishop says Catholic Church hierarchy must learn from outcry over bishop’s pedophilia comments.

Parents in Ireland get vote to take schools out of control of the Church.

North Belfast residents are to meet the Parades Commission ahead of an Ulster Covenant parade past a Catholic church where trouble flared last month.


Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, France’s most senior Catholic cleric, says same-sex ‘marriage’ will lead to incest.

World Youth Day Rio 2013 announces official anthem, Hope of Dawn. (Video).

Homosexual adoption before European Rights Court.

Relic of St Francis Xavier arrives in Australia.


Vatican 2.0: A look ahead to the next 50 years.

-Cross Wires is The Scottish Catholic Observer blog.


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