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Cross Wires: Monday headlines

The latest Catholic news from around the globe.

SCOTLAND

The Catholic Church in Scotland should open its files and publish an audit of abusive priests, according to the former head of the Church’s working party on child protection.

The Catholic Church in Scotland has failed to provide ‘compassionate and pastoral’ support on issues of sexuality, the director of the Scottish Catholic Media Office has said, and it must accept charges of hypocrisy.

VATICAN

Timetable for conclave revealed.

Top contenders to become Pope.

How the Vatican conclave could choose the first superpower Pope.

Chimney raised on Vatican’s Sistine Chapel as conclave nears.

Conclave to elect a new Pope: Interactive video.

Priorities for new Pope: life and the family.

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor asks Faithful to pray for the electors ahead of conclave. (Video).

Benedict XVI praised for Holy Saturday broadcast of Shroud.

REST OF HEADLINES

London: Candlelit vigil tonight, public meeting to mark Fukushima anniversary.

Over 100 homes burned in anti-Christian rampage in Pakistan.

 

—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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