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Cross Wires: Tuesday headlines

The latest Catholic, ecumenical and interfaith news from Scotland and around the world


Vatican official Bishop Mario Toso (above) fears Syrian conflict could explode into world war.

Packed itinerary for Pope’s Assisi visit.

Cardinal Bertone denounces ‘crows and vipers’ in Vatican.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI celebrates Mass for former students. (For video, click here).

Confession boom attributed to Pope Francis effect.

UK and Ireland

MPs are set to debate new legislation on lobbying which charity leaders warn will prevent them speaking out in policy debates.

New £1.3m mosque opens on Dundee city campus.

Fire burns much of St Mary’s Catholic School in Leyland, Lancashire.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin says that he has no plans to move to the Vatican.

Ireland bids farewell to Seamus Heaney.


Fr Robert Barron’s new documentary, Catholicism: The New Evangelisation, is released today.

Argentina readies Pope Francis biopic.

Giant image of Pope’s face ploughed into field in Italy.


—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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