In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include concerns about the Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, the pope saying Islam and Christianity share a trait, and top Republicans express uneasiness with supporting Trump.
"The royal road to peace is to see others not as enemies to be opposed but as brothers and sisters to be embraced." (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: "If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all." (Mark 9:35)
In the News:
- The World Health Organization's chief says the agency is increasingly concerned about the Zika virus, even though it does not recommend cancelling or postponing the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics in hard-hit Brazil.
- John Kasich signaled Monday that he still harbors deep uneasiness with Donald Trump as the Republican nominee, declining to endorse him and reiterating that he will not serve as Trump's vice president.
- Hillary Clinton is under pressure to do well in Democratic nominating contests in Kentucky and Oregon on Tuesday so she can turn her attention to the general election and the mounting attacks on her by Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Islam and Christianity share an inherent “idea of conquest”, and those who refer to Europe’s roots as Christian often veer into colonialism, Pope Francis said in a wide ranging interview about the the migration crisis and the ability of Christians and Muslims to live together harmoniously.
- Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has backpedaled on a planned trip to the Vatican to apologize to Pope Francis.
- The Obama administration's May 13 directive on transgender access to bathrooms "that treats 'a student's gender identity as the student's sex' is deeply disturbing," said the chairmen of two U.S. Catholic bishops' committees.
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