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Cross Wires: Tuesday headlines

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Pope Benedict XVI resignation: Cardinal Keith O’Brien shocked by news.

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow has told of his ‘surprise at the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.

Catholic adoption: There should be room for St Margaret’s to continue its important work, Scottish Government spokesman said.


Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster says Pope’s decision was on ‘of great courage and characteristic clarity of mind and action’ and he asks people to pray for the Holy Father.

Irish religious and political leaders pay tribute as Pope Benedict XVI resigns.

Lightning strikes Vatican after Pope Benedict resigns.

Plans for a national March for Marriage in downtown Washington, DC in the US.


Pope’s resignation stuns everyone except his brother, says SCO editor Liz Leydon in the Scotsman and on Scotland Tonight (video).

SCO deputy editor Ian Dunn tells the Daily Record that history will view Pope Benedict XVI favourably.

Pope’s brave decision best for the Church, says Scotsman.


-Cross Wires is The Scottish Catholic Observer blog. Follow breaking news from the SCO through the day on Twitter at SCO_NEWS.


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