In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a show of unity between Muslims and Christians, Google may be teaming up with an automaker to create self-driving cars, and the pope endorses a UN resolution on the conflict in Syria.
“Every human being is a child of God. He or she bears the image of Christ! We ourselves need to see, and then to enable others to see, that migrants and refugees do not only represent a problem to be solved, but are brothers and sisters to be welcomed, respected and loved.” (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior." (Luke 1:46)
In the News:
- More than 1 million refugees and "irregular migrants" have entered Europe in this record-breaking year, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday, a symbolic milestone driven by war, poverty and persecution in the Middle East and Africa.
- Google and Ford will reportedly work together to build self-driving cars. The partnership could be announced next month if everything falls into place.
Wild bees, crucial pollinators for many crops, are on the decline in some of the main agricultural regions of the United States, according to scientists who produced the first national map of bee populations and identified numerous trouble spots.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Muslims aboard a bus traveling through northeastern Kenya helped protect Christian passengers when Somali terrorists threatened to kill only Christians on board.
- Four months after Pope Francis appealed to the parishes and religious communities of Europe to each take in one family of refugees, the response is decidedly mixed.
- Pope Francis has endorsed a recent UN resolution on peace in Syria and expressed “deep appreciation” to the international community for reaching an agreement.
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