In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the pope's planned trip to Greece, the president travels to Chicago, and the Panama Papers scandal expands.
"I encourage you to bear witness to Christ in your personal life and families: a witness of gratuitousness, solidarity, spirit of service." (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: "The one who comes from above is above all." (John 3:31)
In the News:
- Tension is flaring in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, with each candidate questioning the other’s fitness to lead and Senator Bernie Sanders now going as far as saying that Hillary Clinton is not qualified to be president.
- The names of hundreds of Americans have surfaced in the Panama Papers, including a handful of U.S. businessmen accused or convicted by U.S. authorities for ties to financial crimes or Ponzi schemes.
- President Obama will return to the institution where he forged his academic expertise in constitutional law — the University of Chicago Law School — to make the case that confirming his current nominee for the Supreme Court represents the best way for the nation to uphold its founding principles.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis will visit the Greek island of Lesbos on 16 April, the Vatican has said, in a trip aimed at supporting refugees and drawing attention to the frontline of Europe’s migration crisis.
- On Friday, the Vatican will publish a papal document on Catholic family life. It follows two lengthy consultative summits of Catholic bishops in 2014 and 2015 to consider various family issues.
- Jesus brought humanity God's merciful, saving love, not hatred and animosity, Pope Francis said at his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square.
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