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Cross Wires: Wednesday breaking news

The latest Catholic and ecumenical headlines during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

TOP STORIES

Motherwell priest in dispute with diocesan administrator is refusing to leave Parish house.

Ireland to reopen its Vatican embassy.

US President Barack Obama (above) to meet with Pope Francis in March to discuss inequality.

VATICAN

Holy Father tells Davos economic forum to prioritise the poor.

Lambs presented to Pope Francis to mark feast of St Agnes.

Pope Francis says ‘God always chooses the small’.

INTERNATIONAL

Ukrainian Catholic bishop pleads for an end to bloodshed after days of protest in Kiev.

Egyptian bishops welcome yes vote in referendum on new constitution.

Newly released documents show KGB targeted Polish bishop.

French Parliament to debate controversial new abortion law.

—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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