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Cross Wires: Thursday headlines

The latest Catholic and ecumenical news.

TOP STORIES

Gaza ceasefire (above): Palestinian and Israeli press reaction.

Pope Benedict XVI’s appeal for peace in Gaza (full text).

“The prisoner’s personal need to undergo in prison a process of rehabilitation and maturation is actually a need of society itself,” Holy Father says (full text).

SCOTLAND

Catholic composer James MacMillan will give an address at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow, tomorrow evening for the launch of the Academy of Sacred Music.

VATICAN

Pope’s Academy message: The artist is a witness to the beauty of Faith.

Westminster Abbey, Sistine Chapel choirs bring diverse cultures to beauty.

INTERNATIONAL

Thanksgiving in the US: rising poverty in the world’s richest nation.

ECUMENICAL

There will be Anglican women bishops ‘in my lifetime,’ insists Archbishop John Sentamu of York, after church votes no on the issue.

AND FINALLY

St John the Baptist Primary, Uddingston, and film score composer Patrick Doyle are screening the Disney film Brave on Saturday to help developing countries.

– Cross Wires is The Scottish Catholic Observer blog.

 

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