In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a meeting between Donald Trump and Paul Ryan, the pope meeting with Japan's prince, and the pope calls for a commission on women serving as deacons.
"The consecrated woman is an icon of the church, an icon of Mary," (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: “Father, they are your gift to me." (John 17:24)
In the News:
- Donald Trump arrived Thursday to meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan and top Republican officials as the GOP looks to piece itself together after a fractious primary.
- George Zimmerman, the Florida man who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, plans to auction the handgun used in the 2012 killing on Thursday.
- Brazilian senators voted overwhelmingly Thursday to suspend President Dilma Rousseff and put her on trial, an impeachment push driven by mounting frustration at economic woes and revelations of rampant corruption throughout the country's political elite.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis has announced he will create a commission to study the possibility of allowing women to serve as deacons in the Catholic church, signaling an historic openness to the possibility of ending the global institution’s practice of an all-male clergy.
- Pope Francis on Wednesday met with Prince and Princess Akishino of Japan. The Prince is the younger son of Emperor Akihito, and second in line to the throne.
- Pope Francis on Wednesday met with a group of high school students who are using 3D printers to create prosthetic limbs for child amputees in Africa.
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