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11 MIDWIVES 2014

Cross Wires: Wednesday breaking news

The latest Catholic headlines


UK Supreme Court rules against Glasgow Catholic midwives (above) on conscientious right to not supervise abortions.

Church in Pakistan condemns attack on school as barbaric and inhuman.

Pope Francis’ general audience: The family is a gift, that should be cherished. (Video).


Pakistan: 59 in custody for horrific murder of Christian couple.

Christmas repair funding boost for UK churches, including St Joseph’s Roman Church, in Blantyre, Scotland.

Forth 2 radio presenter priest under investigation over accusations of lewd behaviour.

Christmas in an Iraqi refugee camp: Moving pictures show nativity scene set up by some of the thousands of Christians fleeing ISIS.

Would-be assassin wants to visit tomb of St John Paul II.


Pope Francis has thrown his weight behind Rome’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, suggesting Vatican could host some events.


—Cross Wires is The Scottish Catholic Observer blog. Follow breaking news from the SCO through the day on Twitter at SCO_NEWS

Pic: Paul McSHERRY


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