In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include wreckage discovered from the EgyptAir flight, Oklahoma passes a new bill on abortion, and a priest kidnapped in India is still believed to be alive.
"I wish not merely to be called Christian, but also to be Christian." (St. Ignatius of Antioch)
Today's Gospel: "What did Moses command you?" (Mark 10:3)
In the News:
- Egyptian forces found wreckage from an EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean with 66 people aboard, the military said.
- Oklahoma's Senate passed a law Thursday that would criminalize abortion, an extraordinary measure clashing sharply with longstanding rulings from the nation's highest court.
- The House approved a $622 million funding package to combat Zika, a measure that the White House said is a "woefully inadequate" response to the threat posed by the virus.
Pope Francis and church news:
- An official meeting between Pope Francis and Imam Ahmed al Tayyeb will take place Monday at the Vatican, signaling a new step in Catholic-Muslim relations.
- Fr. Tom Uznunnalil, the Indian Salesian priest kidnapped by extremists in March is alive and close to being released, according to Indian government officials.
- The ecumenical commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in 2017 can be a time to celebrate the fact that Christians are no longer "on the path of separation, but that of unity," said Cardinal Walter Kasper, former president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
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