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Cross Wires: Thursday breaking news

The latest Catholic headlines

Holy Father appoints British sex abuse survivor Peter Saunders (above right) to Church commission.

Scottish public inquiry into historical abuse cases of children in care gains Church backing.

Pope Francis played key role in diplomatic breakthrough between US and Cuba. (Video, click here.)

Pope calls for prayers for terrorists’ victims in Pakistan, Yemen, Australia.

Final 2014 general audience address: On Jesus’ choice to be part of a family.

St Edmunds Catholic school headteacher ‘shocked’ by his the Suffolk school’s inclusion on an Ofsted list of 11 schools accused of not warning pupils about extremism.

AND FINALLY

Crowd sings and dances the tango as Pope Francis celebrates 78th birthday. (Video, click here)

—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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