In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Jeb Bush coming closer to an official presidential run, Pope Francis will meet with President Putin, and the release date is announced for the encyclical on the environment.
“Among our tasks as witnesses to the love of Christ is that of giving a voice to the cry of the poor, so that they are not abandoned to the laws of an economy that seems at times to treat people as mere consumers.” (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30)
In the News:
- Jeb Bush is giving a strong indication that he'll join the ever-expanding Republican presidential campaign field later this month, announcing Thursday morning that his decision will come on June 15 in Miami.
- Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner, who last week was among the high-ranking officials named in a 47-count criminal indictment alleging bribery and racketeering, made a televised address in his native Trinidad & Tobago on Wednesday, saying he will prove a link between soccer’s governing body and his nation’s elections in 2010.
- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a GOP presidential candidate, quickly apologized Wednesday night after cracking a joke he's used before about Vice President Biden, whose son Beau died on Saturday.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Pope Francis on June 10 at the Vatican, with conflicts in Syria and Ukraine likely to top the Holy See's agenda.
- A veteran Catholic Relief Services financial official has resigned in the wake of report that he was in a same-sex marriage.
- Pope Francis' highly anticipated encyclical letter on environmental issues -- already attracting global attention for its expected discourses on Catholic theology on ecology, current environmental destruction, and climate change -- is to be released June 18.
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