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Cross Wires: Monday breaking news

The latest Catholic news from Scotland and beyond.

MSP Margo MacDonald: Cardinal Keith O’Brien (above) ‘should stay in Scotland.’

One killed in attack on Catholic church in Tanzania.

Pope Francis prays for child abuse victims.

Pope Francis’ Sunday homily: Be filled with an evangelical, ecclesial, missionary spirit.

Pope Francis, on visit to patriarchal basilica of Saint Mary Major asked Our Lady to give us the grace to be signs and tools of life.

Global report warns of ‘dire’ religious freedom plight.

Irish bishops oppose bid to legalise abortion.

Statement by Bishop-elect Browne on his appointment as Bishop of Kerry.

Northern Ireland’s first Catholic and Protestant school granted planning approval in Omagh.

London: St Peter’s Italian Church celebrates 150th anniversary.


Hundreds of people gathered in Rome this weekend for the annual Rome Catholic festival. The event has been held each year on the school grounds since the 1970s.


—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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