In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include tensions rising between Russia and Turkey, demonstrators take to the streets in Chicago, and Pope Francis arriving in Kenya.
“In these days of difficulty, we Americans everywhere must and shall choose the path of social justice…, the path of faith, the path of hope, and the path of love toward our fellow man.” (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
Today's Gospel: “By your perseverance you will secure your lives.” (Luke 21:19)
In the News:
- Turkey and Russia promised on Wednesday not to go to war over the downing of a Russian fighter jet, leaving Turkey’s still-nervous NATO allies and just about everyone else wondering why the country decided to risk such a serious confrontation.
- 2015 will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be even hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said on Wednesday, warning that inaction on climate change could see global average temperatures rise by 6 degrees Celsius or more.
- Demonstrators took to the streets of Chicago's downtown in tense but largely peaceful protests after the release of video on Tuesday showing the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis has arrived in Kenya for a three-nation African tour - his first to the continent as pontiff.
- Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Steven Lopes, a Catholic priest from California, as the new bishop who will head the Anglican Ordinariate in the United States and Canada.
- As the U.S. plans to increase its intake of Syrian refugees to 10,000 next year, Americans – including Catholics – are trying to balance national security concerns with compassion for the refugees.
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