In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the re-opening of embassies in Cuba, the Vatican takes steps to address sex abuse, and Pope Francis meets with retired pontiff Benedict XVI.
"Do we have the courage to welcome with tenderness the difficulties and problems of those who are near to us?" (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: “Don’t be afraid; God has heard the boy’s cry in this plight of his.” (Genesis 21:17)
In the News:
- Cuba said Wednesday that new embassies in Havana and Washington, D.C., will re-open July 20.
- Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush lead the Democratic and Republican fields at this point, and Clinton holds general election leads over all the potential GOP opponents, according to the national poll released Wednesday.
- U.S. and European stocks surged Wednesday after a leaked letter from Greece's government to eurozone officials appeared to show that Athens is ready to concede to creditor demands over new bailout terms.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis and the Vatican have stepped up action concerning the protection of minors from abuse by clergy and the accountability of bishops to stop perpetrators.
- Before heading out for his two-week stay at the papal residence in Castel Gandolfo this summer, retired pontiff Benedict XVI received a 30 minute visit from Pope Francis, who wished him a pleasant stay.
- On Monday afternoon the Supreme Court of the United States temporarily halted Texas' regulations on abortion clinics, which were upheld by an appellate court earlier in the month.
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