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Cross Wires: Thursday breaking news

The latest Catholic and ecumenical news.

Pope Francis’ Ash Wednesday homily in full. (Video).

Lenten message from Cardinal Vincent Nichols (above).

Boko Haram may tear Nigeria apart, according to the Christian Association of Nigeria.

Full transcript of Pope Francis’ March 5 interview with Corriere della Sera.

Christians in Scotland and Edngland mark Ash Wednesday with peace vigils.

Susan Boyle shuns chips for SCIAF’s Lent campaign.

Pope Francis urges Brazilians to fight the scourge of human trafficking.

Holy Land Patriarch Twal: The Pope’s visit will boost the peace process.

Synod reports point to poor understanding of family teachings in the US.

Pope very popular in the US, but no ‘Francis effect‘ on Mass attendance or volunteer work as yet, says survey.

Hacker hits Church of Scotland, Church of Cyprus, Lutheran Church of Australia.


Revealed romantic past on his anniversary of becoming Pope Francis.


—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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