Catholic hospitals in Ireland will now be forced to provide abortions on request with new pregnancy termination laws looming. Here are the stories that we covered in today's episode of Perspectives Daily:
The Holy Father published his message for the upcoming World Day of the Poor.
Although Catholic hospitals in Ireland will be forced to offer abortions, doctors won't be forced to perform them.
A stolen letter written by Christopher Columbus is returned to its rightful owner.
The trailer for the much anticipated movie, The Francis Impact, has just been released.
In addition to these stories, here are other Catholic news items, not covered in today's program that you might be interest in:
Worldwide number of Catholics grows to 1.4 billion. The Statistical Yearbook of the Church shows that there are more bishops and permanent deacons. The number of priests stable but religious and seminarians in decline. In Asia Catholics are 11% of the population, but vocations are growing.
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