In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the debt crisis in Greece, the pope spreads his eco-friendly message to South America, and Washington DC prepares for the pope's visit to the US Capital.
“No one must say that they cannot be close to the poor because their own lifestyle demands more attention to other areas.” (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: “The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 10:7)
In the News:
- One year after announcing a massive round of job cuts impacting 18,000 employees, Microsoft announced it will slash up to 7,800 additional jobs.
- Greece submitted a request to the European Union for aid on Wednesday, and must present detailed new economic reform proposals to justify fresh lending by international creditors by Thursday.
- South Carolina legislators on each side of the political aisle huddled in private meetings near the state Capitol early Wednesday to strategize for what is likely to be a long and contentious House debate on the Confederate battle flag.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Taking his eco-friendly message to the masses in South America, Pope Francis called for a new system of global justice based on human rights and care for the environment rather than economic profits.
- Congressional leaders plan to erect a massive stage and jumbotron on the West Front of the Capitol to accommodate the throngs of people who want to see the leader of the Catholic Church in Washington in late September.
- Philippine bishops meeting in Manila will decide whether or not to establish a "climate change desk," part of a push by the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences.
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