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Cross Wires: Easter Monday/April 1 headlines

The latest Catholic, ecumenical and interfaith news from Scotland and around the globe. Can you spot the April fool headline?

Pope Francis makes Easter plea for peace (above). Easter Urbi et Orbi message in full.

Archbishop of Westminster shares message of hope at Easter vigil.

Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen Good Friday homily: We all seek ‘a love that can hold and fill every fibre of our body and soul, every moment of our life.’

EU bishops pray for Cyprus.

Scottish poll finds Christian belief in decline, and draws conclusions from Cardinal O’Brien’s resignation, but how credible is poll?

ECUMENICAL/INTERFAITH NEWS

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby used his first Easter sermon to warn against placing too much faith in political and church leaders – including himself.

Glasgow Muslims await first high school.

OPINION

Gerald Warner: Church can triumph over secularism.

Alex Massie: Scotland now a country with anti-sectarian laws that mean wearing the ‘wrong’ kind of T-shirt will land you in court.

SPORT/POLITICS

PM David Cameron backs Rangers and Celtic move to England.

AND FINALLY

­Why Scottish actor, James McAvoy who considered becoming a Catholic missionary, almost turned down Danny Boyle’s Trance.

 

—Cross Wires is The Scottish Catholic Observer blog. Follow breaking news from the SCO through the day on Twitter at SCO_NEWS. None of today’s headlines are an April Fool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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