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Cross Wires: Tuesday headlines

The latest Catholic and ecumenical news from Scotland and around the globe.

Pope Francis (above) pays tribute to the late Baroness Thatcher as prayers are said but she continues to divide the country in death, as in life.

Pope Francis discussed plans to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 with German Lutheran leader Dr Nikolaus Schneider yesterday. (Video)

Progress means ‘lowering oneself’ on the road of humility in order to allow God’s love to emerge and be clearly seen, says Holy Father.

Egypt’s Christians call for peace after attack on Orthodox cathedral.

Iranian, Vatican envoys stress peaceful settlement of Syrian crisis.

US Catholic bishop thanks people who filed contraception lawsuits.


Jewellery belonging to Kirk’s moderator goes missing from airport.

Margaret Thatcher: The 1988 ‘Sermon on the Mound‘ speech.


Answers needed on closure of Scottish Catholic Archive.

Pope Francis and a new vision of Catholic.


Pope Francis: a new approach to communication. (Audio)


—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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