In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the results from the UK general election, the president pays tribute to the end of World War II in Germany, and a Cardinal will celebrate mass on Sunday in front of LGBT Catholics and their families.
"Not only does each person have the freedom and the right to say what they think for the common good, they have a duty to do so." (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: “This I command you: love one another.” (John 15:17)
In the News:
- British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party surged to win a narrow majority in the country's general election, results showed Friday.
- President Barack Obama is marking the 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany's defeat during World War II by paying tribute to the men and women who he says helped save the world and lay the foundation for peace.
- The Senate voted 98 to 1 to guarantee congressional review, and possibly rejection, of any final Iran deal. It’s a water-tight, veto-proof, majority.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged Christians in the west African nation of Mali to provide a strong witness of the family, and exhorted their bishops to give special attention to the situation of women there.
- After meeting for the first time as a complete entity in February, the Vatican Commission for the Protection of Minors has published their formal statues, effective for three years.
- Cardinal Vincent Nichols will celebrate Mass with a “pastoral outreach” to gay Catholics in central London on Sunday.
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