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Cross Wires: Wednesday headlines

Libyan unrest reflects legitimate requests, says Church official; Prince William and Kate Middleton are to launch the 600th anniversary celebrations of St Andrew's University on Friday; Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has confessed that he is failing in his efforts to promote 'radical change'; Parish priest of Californian Catholic couple slain by Somali pirates yesterday speaks out; Missio reports on New Zealand earthquake...

Libyan unrest reflects legitimate requests,  Bishop Giovanni Martinelli, the apostolic vicar of Tripoli, says.

http://www.uscatholic.org/news/2011/02/libyan-unrest-reflects-legitimate-requests-church-official-says

On Friday Prince William and Kate Middleton (above) are to launch the 600th anniversary celebrations of St Andrew’s University, where they first met. They will view the surviving Papal Bull that was issued by Pope Benedict XIII in 1413, launch a university patronage scheme and meet a selection of the university.

http://news.stv.tv/scotland/east-central/230308-st-andrews-prepares-for-prince-william-and-kate-middletons-visit/

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has confessed that he is failing in his efforts to promote ‘radical change’ in the Catholic Church in Ireland.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/republic-of-ireland/diarmuid-martin-admits-failing-in-efforts-to-reform-catholic-church-15093352.html

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/republic-of-ireland/diarmuid-martin-admits-failing-in-efforts-to-reform-catholic-church-15093352.html#ixzz1Elwv20I2

Missio reports from New Zealand quake zone.

http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=17709

The award of Knight Commander with Star of the Order of St Gregory the Great will be bestowed on Kwik Save founder Albert Gubay by Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster today at St Anthony’s church in Onchan – the church which Mr Gubay, 82, built for the Catholic church more than 30 years ago.

http://www.isleofman.com/News/article.aspx?article=33598

Mgr Lloyd Torgerson, parish priest of Californian Catholic couple slain by Somali pirates yesterday, said: “They felt they could bring the Scriptures to all parts of this far-flung world.” Scott and Jean Adams had carried Bibles aboard their yacht the Quest and distributed them along their journeys.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/02/friends-of-california-couple-slain-by-somali-pirates-mourn-their-loss.html

Bishop of Tunis fears murder of priest signifies growing Islamic extremism.

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/bishop-of-tunis-fears-murder-of-priest-signifies-growing-islamic-extremism/

Former US Planned Parenthood clinic director to enter Catholic Church.

http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=9361

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

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