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Cross Wires: Monday breaking news

The latest Catholic headlines

Pope Francis announces first visit to the Holy Land (above) on May 24-26.

Vatican summit for Syrian peace begins on January 13.

22 Church workers slain worldwide in 2013.

Late PM Thatcher considered redrawing NI border to move Catholic areas south.

Surge in late Baptisims to get into top Catholic schools in England.

The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham establishes first autonomous monastery.

Man suspected of killing US priest was in police custody before slaying.

Italian cardinal decries propaganda campaign to redefine marriage.

Rise of the exorcists in the Catholic Church.


Ibrox disaster still has power to unite Celtic and Rangers fans, 43 years on.


Susan Boyle: My millions and fame have torn my Catholic family apart.


—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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