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Cross Wires: Thursday breaking news

The latest Catholic headlines.


Pope Francis ‘is mafia target after campaigning against corruption.’

Pope’s general audience: Confession is like second Baptism; sorrow for deaths of children in Syria.

MSP Margo MacDonald launches new assisted suicide bill, opposed by Church and pro-life groups.


Vatican Secretary of State expected in office on Saturday.

Cardinal Bertone: Vatican secretary of state has pastoral task.

Pope Francis gives final farewell to late Cardinal Domenico Bertolucci. (Video).


Filipino priest flies back home, after his town is destroyed by typhoon. (Video).

Catholic fringe defies Pope, disrupts interfaith Kristallnacht ceremony at Argentine cathedral.

Welsh churches unite over faith school transport threat.

Benedictine nun wins ‘Blogger of Year‘ award.


What Pope Francis means for the Church in the modern world.


Pope thanks boy for entrusting him to guardian angel.


—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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