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Cross Wires: Wednesday headlines

Aide to Pope killed last night in a road accident; author of Papal interview disappointed by media's fixation on condom issue; Vatican respond to controversial Chinese ordination; Pontifical delegate of the Legionaries of Christ makes changes

Manuela Camagni, one of the four memores domini— consecrated laity who help to care for the Holy Father—was killed last night in a road accident, Italian news agencies are reporting.

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2010/11/24/close-papal-aide-dies-in-road-accident/

Peter Seewald (above), the author of the new book-interview with Pope Benedict XVI, showed visible disappointment that the text has been reduced by the media to a misrepresentation of a few statements on condoms.

http://www.zenit.org/article-31059?l=english

Vatican: Recent Chinese Episcopal ordination painful wound on communion

http://www.oecumene.radiovaticana.org/en1/Articolo.asp?c=441581

Archbishop Timothy M Dolan of New York told the press this week he believes the major challenge facing US bishops now is halting the exodus of Catholics from the church.

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Archbishop-Dolan-to-address-massive-exodus-from-Catholic-Church-110346239.html

‘Martyrs’ of Iraq should be recognised as saints, Arab Christian group’s petition exhorts

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/martyrs-of-iraq-should-be-recognized-as-saints-arab-christian-groups-petition-exhorts/

Pontifical delegate of the Legionaries of Christ makes changes

Video link http://www.romereports.com/palio/Pontifical-leader-Legionaries-of-Christ-head-makes-leadership-changes-english-3129.html

American College of the Immaculate Conception in Leuven, Belgium to close

http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=17182

Indonesia: CAFOD scales up response to volcano

http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=17183

US dioceses boost efforts to stress importance of marriage in modern world

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1004831.htm

The Priests featuring Shane MacGowan – Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth

Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLSMGsvLMPo

—Cross Wires is the Scottish Catholic Observer newspaper’s blog

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