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Cross Wires: Thursday breaking news

The latest Catholic and ecumenical headlines


Vatican removes Fr Thomas Mullen (above), originally from Cowdenbeath, after sexual abuse investigation.

Priest’s victim: I’ve seen some dark times… my parents are destroyed.

Catholic teacher Ann Maguire’s death: Man admits offensive online post.

Professor Tom Devine retires to write new chapter.

Catholic Church leaders have defended their decision not to step in in over controversial plans to merge two Kirkintilloch primary schools.

Families oppose schools’ move to Ravenscraig.

The care given to people dying in hospital is ‘deeply concerning,’ according to doctors who have carried out a review of standards in England.


Archbishop Chaput expects Pope to visit Philadelphia for September 2015 meeting.

Joint appeal from Christian-Muslim meeting in Amman.

Pakistan – 68 Muslim lawyers denounced for blasphemy: for the Church ‘it is a patent abuse.’

Ignoring violence in Argentina is denial, bishop says.


Tarring all Catholic religious with sex abuse brush a horrible injustice.

Herald editorial leader: Welcome move on part of Church.


Antonio Banderas may be cast as Pope Francis in biopic.

—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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