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Cross Wires: Tuesday breaking news

The latest Catholic and ecumenical headlines.

TOP STORIES

Holy Father begins second meeting with this G8 Council of Cardinals (above) today. (Video).

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Pope Francis, Vatican confirms Holy Father will travel to Israel. (For video click here.)

Pope ‘close’ to people of Glasgow after helicopter tragedy.

More dialogue needed to address sectarianism in Scotland, according to report.

UK AND IRELAND

New data shows Catholic schools in England serve more disadvantaged pupils

Catholic orphanage abuse inquiry restarts.

Ancient Bibles go online in Bodleian-Vatican library tie-up.

Ireland: Archbishop Martin launches online Advent calendar.

INTERNATIONAL

Three break into Boston church in US, vandalise organ, Pope’s portrait.

AND FINALLY

Pope Francis was once a bouncer.

 

—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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