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Cross Wires: Thursday breaking news

The latest Catholic and ecumenical headlines


The Holy Father’s telephone calls to a divorced and remarried woman regarding Communion do not alter the ‘teaching of the Church,’ says Vatican.

Young Christian killed in Pakistan because he refused to convert to Islam.

Australian prelate on abuse: ‘As a Church we have failed terribly.’


Pope Francis on John Paul II: He was the great missionary of the Church. (Video).

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI says he always knew Pope John Paul II was a saint.

John Paul II legacy includes more than 1800 new saints and blessed. (Video).

Friends, scholars recount sanctity of ‘Good Pope John.’

Don’t be duped by Canonisation ticket touts, warns Vatican.


For the second year in a row, the Vatican marked St George’s Day, the Pope’s feast day, in a special way.

A county in Oregon in the US now refuses to accept medical waste at an electric power plant after learning the waste may contain aborted foetal tissue.


Argument against faith-formation in Irish schools that is never made: It has to stop because it means the large number of children who want Catholic Sacraments are not properly prepared.


First maternity hospital to be named after Blessed John Paul II.


—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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