In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Trump meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister, a U.S. bishop responds to calls to halt accepting Syrian refugees, and the Secretary of States promises to assist vulnerable nations battle climate change.
“Any harm done to the environment, therefore, is harm done to humanity.” (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
In the News:
- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Donald Trump when the Republican presidential front-runner arrives in Israel later this month, Israeli officials said Wednesday.
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel is TIME’s Person of the Year for 2015, the magazine’s editor-in-chief announced Wednesday morning.
- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Wednesday that the United States will double its contribution to helping vulnerable nations adapt to climate change impacts, as he appealed for the world to take action to deal with the phenomenon.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis has offered his sympathies to those affected by Storm Desmond in a letter to the Bishop of Lancaster from the Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain.
- Despite objections by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis has decided to help resettle a Syrian refugee family. The family — parents and two children — arrived in Indianapolis Monday night, where the local Catholic Charities agency will assist them.
- In a new article for National Catholic Reporter, Michael Sean Winters compares the current lineup of Republican presidential candidates to the Island of Misfit Toys from the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer movie.
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