In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the pope remarking on China, a Republican drops out of the presidential race, and the British debate staying in the EU. 

“The world tells us to seek success, power and money; God tells us to seek humility, service and love.” (Pope Francis)

Today's Gospel: “What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands! ” (Mark 6:2)

In the News:

  • Sen. Rand Paul announced Wednesday that he is suspending his presidential campaign, bringing an end to a bid that began with aspirations of expanding the libertarian base that his father built into a powerful national coalition.
  • The European Union offered a proposal on Tuesday intended to keep Britain as a member of the bloc, setting out compromises on hot-button issues like immigration and setting up a referendum as early as this summer on whether the country wants to retain close ties to the Continent or go its own way.
  • The Army and Marine Corps' top uniformed leaders both backed making women register for the draft as all combat roles are opened to them in coming months, a sweeping social change that could complicate the military’s gender integration plans.

Pope Francis and church news:

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