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Cross Wires: Thursday breaking news

The latest Catholic news.

Pope emeritus Benedict denies ‘absurd’ talk that Vatican has split loyalties.

Council for the Synod appreciates family responses.

Mourners attend Cardiff funeral of suspected Neknominate victim Stephen Brookes.

Burial tomb of Princess Diana’s ancestor uncovered in Cork.

Syrian rebel group demands tribute from Christians.

US Maronite Catholics to ordain first married priest Pope OKs exception in individual case.

In US, Arizona governor vetoes religious freedom bill.


The UK Ordinariate Three years on: A snapshot.

John Lennon and his family connections with Catholicism.


Pope Francis holds crying mini Pope.


—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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