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Pope prays as he leads vigil for peace in Syria

Cross Wires: Wednesday breaking news

The latest Catholic and ecumenical headlines

Top Lanarkshire Catholic private school on brink on closure.

Pope Francis takes second day of rest after punishing two weeks.

Islamic extremists capture Iraqi city of Mosul causing Christians to flee.

Christians driven from site of the last supper by Ultra-Orthodox Jews.

Dates set for Papal trip to Sri Lanka and Philippines in January of next year.

Nigerian cardinal gives cautious support to planned Boko Haram amnesty.

Argentina team travels to World Cup with huge Pope Francis photo.

—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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