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Cross Wires: Thursday breaking news

The latest Catholic headlines

Pope Francis likely to approve decision by (above) Cardinal Sean Brady to step down.

Holy Father meets families bereaved by Korean ferry disaster; North Korea fires rockets as Pope arrives in South Korea on first Asia trip.

‘Vicar of Baghdad': “Iraqi refugees must be allowed into Britain.”


Academics, peers and clerics demand biggest review of the role of religion in British education for 70 years.

Funeral for Game Of Thrones actor JJ Murphy is held at St Brigid’s Catholic Church in Belfast.


Who are the longest-married couple in Ireland, asks the Catholic Grandparents Association?

Vatican social media guru: Catholics should give Internet ‘a soul.’


Megachurch pastor writes about why he became Catholic.


—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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