In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Prince Charles saying climate change contributed to the civil war in Syria, the pope starts his first trip to Africa, and a possible miracle occurs after the pope blessed a one year old with a rare tumor.
"One does not make the world more human by refusing to act humanely here and now." (Pope Benedict XVI)
Today's Gospel: “I tell you truly, this poor widow put in more than all the rest; for those others have all made offerings from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood.” (Luke 21:3-4)
In the News:
- Sweeping overnight raids failed to trap one of Europe's most-wanted men, leaving Belgium's capital essentially on lockdown Monday for a third straight day.
- U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and Irish rival Allergan Monday announced a record-breaking $160-billion merger, the largest in health-care industry history and the biggest yet using a controversial tax-saving strategy.
- Britain's Prince Charles said that climate change could be one of the causes of the civil war in Syria, terrorism and Europe's refugee crisis.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis makes his first visit to Africa this week, starting on Wednesday when his delegation will visit Kenya, then Uganda and the Central African Republic.
- During Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia in September, one of the children brought to the popemobile was Gianna Masciantonio, a 1-year-old with a rare brain tumor. Last week, her parents said that the tumor has shrunk significantly.
- At their annual fall meeting in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops voted to issue a new introductory note and make limited revisions to their quadrennial statement on political responsibility. But while the vote was overwhelmingly in favor, it was not without controversy.
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