In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Canada accepting Syrian refugees, nuns protesting at the climate talks summit in France, and a Catholic leader in Iraq calls for ground troops to fight ISIS.
“Love ought to show itself in deeds over and above words.” (St. Ignatius of Loyola)
Today's Gospel: “To what shall I compare this generation?" (Matthew 11:16)
In the News:
- Chemical giants DuPont and Dow Chemical Co agreed to merge in an all-stock deal valuing the combined company at $130 billion in a win for activist investors that could spark further consolidation in the farm chemicals industry.
- Canada welcomed 163 Syrian refugees under its new accelerated entry program late Thursday night, the first of 25,000 the country has promised to take in by March.
- Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey has surged to second place in New Hampshire, according to a new poll that shows his persistence there starting to pay off.
Pope Francis and church news:
- A religious freedom legal group has praised a decision by the European Court on Human Rights, saying it protects churches from government interference.
- During the COP21 talks in France, where a global climate deal is being debated, nuns from the Sisters of Mercy are trying to highlight the problem of fracking.
- One of the main leaders of the Christian community in Iraq has called for deployment of international ground forces in the region to fight the so-called Islamic State group, telling a symposium at a pontifical university here that airstrikes will not be enough to defeat the terrorist group.
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