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Cross Wires: Thursday headlines, Habemus Papam

The latest Catholic news and reaction to Pope Francis

Pope Francis: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, the  man who broke the mould.

Video of Pope Francis coming out on to balcony.

Pope Francis to meet Benedict XVI at Papal retreat, slips out for prayer visit.

Expert: one lung should not slow new Pope down.

Inauguration Mass for Pope Francis I scheduled for feast day of St Joseph, next Tuesday.

Archbishop of Glasgow hopes appointment of Pope Francis will heal troubled Catholic Church in Scotland.

UK welcomes election of new Pope Francis, comments from Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor, PM David Cameron.

Taoiseach offers best wishes to Pope Francis.

Prayer for our new Pope.


Five Latin American papers’ reactions to Pope Francis.

Professor John Haldane: Pope Francis is progressive on poor, stout on sexual ethics.

Eddie Barnes: Humble Jesuit who shunned limousine for bus.

Liz Leydon, SCO editor, in the Scotsman: “a Jesuit pope… speaks to how simple and straightforward his faith is, and how humble a pope [Pope Francis] is likely to be.”


—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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