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Cross Wires: Wednesday breaking news

The latest Catholic headlines from around the globe


New Archbishop of St Andrew’s and Edinburgh to be named this morning, installation at St Mary’s Cathedral (above) expected later in the year.

English Church agency welcomes PM David Cameron’s plan to restrict access to pornography.


400,000 people flock to Copacabana beach for Mass to mark start of World Youth Day.

Brazilian football team gives football jersey to Pope Francis.

Young Brazilian boy speechless after meeting Holy Father.


Holy Land monks lament ban on co-ed schools in Gaza.

Prayers requested for founding of new Irish Catholic college.


—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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