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Pope final angelus

Cross Wires: Monday headlines

The latest Catholic and ecumenical breaking news and opinion during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity


Vatican reveals that 400 priests were laicised in two years under Pope Benedict XVI (above).

Pope Francis: Angelus appeal for migrants and refugees.

New Bishop of Dunkeld sees ‘hypocrisy‘ as challenge for Scottish  Church, and says it would be wrong not to forgive Cardinal Keith O’Brien.


Pope Francis stresses need for witness of spiritual ecumenism.

Youth to pack National Basilica in Washington DC, US, tomorrow in defence of the unborn.

Private papers of Blessed John Paul II to appear in book form next month.

Italian mayor appeals to public, media to respect the privacy of nun who gave birth, naming baby Francis after Pope.

Egyptian bishop backs newly drafted constitution.

Pope calls media workers to serve the common good.


Residents turn out in hundreds for the late Mikaeel Kular, 3, memorial service in Edinburgh.

Bishop Moth highlights power of social media to combat January blues.


Brentwood man, 99, baptised and confirmed at Anglican church.



—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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