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World needs ‘charism of Catholic universities,’ Cardinal Nichols (above) says at ceremony to install him as St Mary’s chancellor.

Cardinal Nichols: “St Augustine of Canterbury is a fine patron for communications.”

Holy See: Authentic communication a human achievement.

Lord Patten outlines recommendations for Vatican media.

Nun speaks about ISIS attacks at US Congressional hearing. (Video).

Priests return to beleaguered Nigerian diocese.

South Sudan: Christian leaders see ‘no moral justification’ for continued violence.

Dublin Catholic housing agency has refused to allow single or widowed residents to put double beds in their state-funded apartments.


Cardinal Wuerl reflects on Catholic identity in public square.


California woman to marry Vatican Swiss Guard with the Pope’s personal blessing after praying to meet ‘a chivalrous knight’

—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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