In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a surprise visit by the pope, a meeting between east and west churches, and a former pharmaceutical CEO appears before congress.
“To overcome today’s individualistic mentality, a concrete commitment to solidarity and charity is needed, beginning in the family." (Pope St. John Paul II)
Today's Gospel: “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” (Mark 6:31)
In the News:
- Those hoping for some fireworks in last night’s Democratic debate in New Hampshire weren’t disappointed. In their first one-on-one debate of the cycle, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were fierce advocates of two competing approaches to politics and policy.
- Turkish forces aren't preparing to invade northern Syria -- and Russia's allegation that they are is an attempt to hide Moscow's crimes in the war-ravaged nation, a source within the Turkish Prime Minister's office said Thursday.
- The pharma bad boy Shkreli, as promised, refused to testify Thursday before a congressional committee investigating drug price hikes. Shkreli cited his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination over and over again as members sought to ask the normally verbose 32-year-old former CEO about his company's dramatic increase of the price of its medication.
Pope Francis and church news:
- God’s ‘style’ is not man’s ‘style,’ because God triumphs through humility. That was Pope Francis’ message in his homily during daily Mass at the Casa Santa Marta.
- Pope Francis will meet the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kyril, next Friday in Cuba, the Vatican announced Friday.
- Pope Francis on Thursday paid a surprise visit to the offices of three dicasteries of the Roman Curia: the Congregation for Oriental Churches and the Pontifical Councils: Cor Unam and for the New Evangelisation.
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