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Cross Wires: Wednesday breaking news

The latest Catholic news from Scotland and beyond.


Catholics in Scotland more likely to be poor than Protestants, new report finds.

Irish Government decides to try and legalise abortion in some cases.

Northern Ireland Assembly rejects attempt to redefine marriage.

Pope Francis hopes for resumption of Holy Land peace talks after meeting Israeli President.


Holy Father offers May prayer intentions for justice workers, seminarians. (Video).

Pope Francis tells Catholic Charismatic renewal he loves them very much.

Pope Emeritus Benedict will return to the Vatican tomorrow.

Argentina and the Vatican issue joint postage stamps.

Pope Francis to canonise 800 Italians killed in historic siege.


Brazilian priest excommunicated for heretical views.

Sudan intensifies deportation program for Christians.

Canadian Cardinal warns of dangers of gambling.

—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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