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Cross Wires: Thursday breaking news

The latest Catholic and ecumenical news from Scotland and aroud the world

Pope Benedict XVI (above left) resigned ‘because God told me to do it.’

World must help end Syria‘s ‘serious crisis’, says Vatican ambassador.

Nashville Dominican‘ sisters arrive in Scotland to set up first European community.

Detectives investigating historic abuse allegations at two closed Catholic boarding schools in Scotland have identified more than 20 potential victims.

Archbishop won’t deny Communion to Irish politicians over abortion bill.

Iranian jailed for distributing Bibles.

India: 5 years after mass violence, Orissa Christianss live in fear.

AND FINALLY

Pope Francis (above right) cuts holiday short to meet with 200 Japanese students. (Video).

 

—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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