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In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the GOP and Trump try and mend relations, the possible removal of the DNC chair, and the pope addresses environmental issues. 

"Human persons are willed by God; they are imprinted with God’s image. Their dignity does not come from the work they do, but from the persons they are." (St. Pope John Paul II)

Today's Gospel: "Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all." (Mark 10:43-44)

In the News:

  • A top Republican National Committee official sought to soothe business leaders worried about Donald Trump’s influence on the party, saying at a private meeting on Tuesday that its presumptive presidential nominee would not dictate the party’s platform.
  • Democratic senators are discussing whether Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz should be removed as the head of the party because she has become "too toxic" in the ongoing Democratic civil war.
  • An international effort is underway to locate the black boxes and wreckage of doomed EgyptAir Flight MS804, which plunged into the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday carrying 66 people.

Pope Francis and church news:

  • After his historic meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican Monday, Egypt's Grand Imam of al Azhar issued a global appeal to counter terrorism, which he said is “deviant” of true Islam and threatens the both east and west alike.
  • Prayer is not a magic wand that fulfills your desires, but it is what helps you keep the faith when you don't understand God's will, Pope Francis said at his weekly general audience at St. Peter's Square.
  • Addressing a global summit on humanitarian aid, Pope Francis offered encouragement and a reminder – don’t ever forget that each suffering person you encounter has a name.

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