In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the beginning of the U.N. Climate Change Conference, the pope reaffirms the bond between Christians and Muslims, and Philadelphia unveils a mural honoring Pope Francis.
“Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters, and we must act as such.” (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19)
In the News:
- Leaders from around the world will converge on Paris beginning Nov. 30 for the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference. The two-week event is designed to allow countries the chance to come to an agreement on stifling climate change.
- Even as the authorities say they remain uncertain what precisely led a gunman to attack a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs on Friday, a comment attributed to the suspect by a senior law enforcement official fed directly into an already high-pitched controversy over Planned Parenthood and its practices.
- The Federal Reserve Board on Monday approved a proposal to curb its emergency lending powers, a change demanded by Congress after the central bank's controversial decision to aid AIG, Citigroup and others in 2008.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis has told worshipers in a mosque in the Central African Republic that "Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters."
- Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will join the Philadelphia Mural Arts program to unveil a mural honoring Pope Francis’ visit to the City of Brotherly Love for the World Meeting of Families.
- During the final Mass of his first visit to Africa, Pope Francis called the Christians of the Central African Republic to be missionaries in their nation, bringing renewal amid suffering, and hope for eternal life.
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