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Cross Wires: Wednesday breaking news

The latest Catholic news.

Pope calls emergency synod for the family.

Inverness Catholics lead opposition to lap dancing club.

Polish Archbishop criticised for saying divorce makes child abuse more likely.

Australian doctor could be struck off for refusing to carry out abortion.

Jesuit missing in Syria is alive, in captivity.

Two and a half million people attended a youth pilgrimage in Argentina last weekend.

Vatican to hold special Mass for Lampedusa migrant victims.

Top Muslim cleric says Pope Francis is model of what a religious leader people should be.

—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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