In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include increased security across France after last week's terror attack, Pope Francis addresses Vatican diplomats, and President Obama adopts new rules for non-profit hospitals.
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In the News:
- France deployed 10,000 troops at Jewish schools, synagogues and other sites in an unprecedented security boost Monday as authorities remained on high alert after last week’s deadly attacks in Paris.
- The Obama administration has adopted sweeping new rules to discourage nonprofit hospitals from using aggressive tactics to collect payments from low-income patients.
- Despite encouraging jobs numbers in December, a recent analysis from the nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute says the U.S. economy is missing about 5.6 million jobs.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis told Vatican diplomats that peace – which is a communal responsibility – is the only solution to global issues like war, terrorism and social problems such as unemployment and slavery.
- Pope Francis strongly defended his repeated criticisms of the global market economy in a recent interview.
- An international gathering of English-speaking clergy has issued a statement pledging their “unwavering fidelity” to the traditional doctrines of Church teaching on marriage and sexuality ahead of the family synod.
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