Today we remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001, when a deadly attack on the World Trade Center in New York took the lives of nearly 3,000 people. We, and so many others in the Church, continue to support and pray for the men, women, children, and families affected by the events of that day.
Here are the stories that we covered on today's episode of Perspectives Daily:
In the years since 2001, Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis have joined the world in offering support and prayer for the victims of September 11.
The Servants of Mary restore hope to orphaned and abandoned children at St. Mary’s Home in Yangon, Myanmar.
The nine-member International Council of Cardinals began a three-day meeting with the Holy Father, expressing “full solidarity” with the pope.
A preview of the Papal visit to Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.
In addition to those, here are some of the latest Catholic news stories from around the world making headlines today:
AB Gallagher: Declaration of Human Rights 70 years on. Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, addresses the Council of Europe on the occasion of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
What a vocation to be a Holy Land Franciscan looks like. A religious vocation to serve in the Holy Land is demanding, but according to Fr. Benjamin Owusu, O.F.M. and the Franciscans of the Holy Land, there is nothing like walking where Christ walked to strengthen the life of a Christian.
Indonesian archdiocese honors Catholic athletes. Archbishop Ignatius Suharyo of Jakarta has praised Catholic athletes who won medals at the recent Asian Games hosted by Indonesia, calling them ambassadors of the Church and a source of inspiration for young people.
Those are our stories for today. Be sure to check in with us again tomorrow for more of the latest Catholic news and stories that you need to know.
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