In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a Supreme Court ruling on the death penalty, the pope has mass with new archbishops, and the pope meets with the Eastern Orthodox Church.

"Love means: getting to know LGBT men and women, spending time with them, listening to them, being challenged by them, hoping the best for them, and wanting them to be a part of your lives, every bit as much as straight friends are part of your lives." (Fr. James Martin, SJ)

Today's Reading: “I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 16:19)

In the News:

Pope Francis and church news:

  • The church wants pastors who are unafraid of persecution, are angels of hope and charity, and are convincing witnesses with a life rooted in prayer and the Gospel, Pope Francis told new archbishops.
  • Greeting a delegation of the leader of Eastern Orthodoxy on Saturday, Pope Francis voiced hope that Catholics and Eastern Orthodox would encounter each other more often, so as to overcome prejudices.
  • Pope Francis has established a new Vatican office, the Secretariat for Communications, to supervise all of the communications and public-relations efforts of the Holy See.

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