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Cross Wires: Friday update

Latest Catholic news and analysis from home and abroad

Scottish Labour pledges same-sex marriage ‘options’ in its manifesto (above); Church spokesman criticised Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland for calling on the next Scottish Government to alter the law on marriage.


Coalition Government looks to Church to help fulfil Big Society vision.


Writing meditations for Pope Benedict XVI, nun gives voice to abused children.


Pope Benedict laments the ‘tragedy’ of a growing number of African migrants who have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach Europe.


Modern world misunderstands marriage, says Holy Father.


Safeguard Church unity, Pope urges bishops of India’s Syro-Malabar rite.


Departures from German Catholic Church soared in 2010.


Salesians in Ivory Coast are ‘working at maximum capacity’ to assist those impacted by the country’s violence.



James MacMillan: ‘No sane Catholic today imagines that they are accusing the Jews of deicide.’



A Catholic school in north Belfast has given a cross-community award to an Orange Order education officer who regularly visits to speak to pupils.


Rangers to contest Uefa sectarian singing charge.


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

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