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Pope Francis expected to change remarriage rules (for heads of state).

Jesuit Refugee Service in Middle East: “In Syria we have all lost the war.”

Cardinal George Pell admits he did not act on abuse claim.

US bishop urges prayers for victims after major sex abuse report in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Learn English to counter hostility,” Salford bishop tells refugees.

Presidents of Churches Together in England encourage all churches to mark the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 with sensitivity.

Reports that Pope Francis to visit Pakistan later this year as country marks fifth anniversary of assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti.

Vatican newspaper publishes arguments for women to preach at Mass.

 

—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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