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Cross Wires: Wednesday headlines

The latest Catholic news from home and abroad


Police investigating sectarian parcel bombs sent to Celtic manager Neil Lennon (above) and two other people have said another suspect package has been discovered. It is understood the package was sent to Cairde Na H’Eireann, a Republican supporters group based in Glasgow.


English Catholic agency Catholic Care loses appeal on same-sex adoptions after two-year battle.


Prime Minister David Cameron’s Easter message acknowledges UK’s Christian heritage.


Don’t miss the by the Praising of His Name series, words and music marking the reopening of St Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow.



Rome, world prepare for beatification of Pope John Paul II


Blood taken from Pope John Paul II during his final hospitalisation will be used as the official relic for veneration after he is Beatified on Sunday.


Rome’s railway station to be renamed in honour of the soon-to-be-blessed John Paul II. Henceforth passengers will arrive at Stazione Termini-Giovanni Paolo II.

Report in Italian: http://www.online-news.it/2011/04/26/termini-cambia-nome-%C2%ABsara-intitolata-a-papa-giovanni-paolo-ii%C2%BB/


Damian Thompson: Did Lambeth Palace block the reform of the Act of Settlement? Or was it Buckingham Palace?



This is not a belated April Fool. Next month, Barack Obama will visit an Irish village where his great-great-great-great grandfather made shoes. He is thought to be the 22nd US president to have or claim Irish family, and most recent presidents have visited the Republic or Northern Ireland. Why?


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

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