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Relics of Sts Padre Pio (above) and Leopold arrive in Rome.

Vatican newspaper denounces UK approval of ‘gene editing’ of human embryos.

Mexico‘s violence, corruption, is not Our Lady’s plan, Pope Francis says on eve of visit.

Zika virus tests Catholic position on birth control.

UNESCO confirms Jordan site as place of Christ’s Baptism.

Turkish ambassador to Holy See to return to Vatican.

Church lauds Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta for rejecting religion regulation laws.

Tribute to beloved Barrhead teacher Patricia Doyle.

Grants available for Passion plays.


Vatican rethinks communications strategy to deal with ‘unpredictable’ Pope Francis.


Actor Joseph Fiennes and his family meet the Pope. (Plus video).


—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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