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Cross Wires: Thursday breaking news

The latest Catholic headlines from Scotland and around the world.


After Pope faults wasteful developed world  that throws away food and people, new reports show malnutrition is responsible for 45 per cent of the global deaths of children under the age of five.

Same-sex ‘marriage’ bill in UK must be amended to preserve religious freedom, says Catholic Church.


Glasgow churches celebrate anniversaries of St Columba and explorer David Livingston.

Unborn babies ‘practise’ facial expressions of pain, researchers from Durham and Lancaster universities say.

Northern Ireland seeks abuse victims’ testimony.

Catholic schools body in NI wants to end discrimination on religious grounds in relation to the employment of teachers.


World Youth Day Registration ends on June 20.

Discount rates for young people interested in attending July’s conference of the National Justice and Peace Network of England and Wales.


Russian city of St Petersburg sees first Corpus Christi procession in 95 years. (Video)


Hospital in Florence, Italy, names disabled baby up for adoption after Pope Francis.


—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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