Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop, Bishop Robert Barron explains one of the issues that he's trying to bring to the forefront of discussion at the Synod.
Here are the stories that we bring you on today's episode of Perspectives Daily:
- The youth of Africa face a completely different set of issues than their counterparts in Europe, explains the Cardinal Archbishop of Ethiopia.
- How do you reach out to youth who are not even looking for God? asks Bishop Robert Barron.
- Synod youth delegate Pervical Holt talks to us about what young people in India are expecting from the Synod.
- Joseph Minh Tri delegate from Vietnam explains what he told the pope and synod fathers during his intervention.
In addition to those, here are some of the latest Catholic news stories from around the world making headlines today:
- Brazil far-right candidate backs Church anti-abortion stance. The favoured candidate to be Brazil's next president, far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro, on Wednesday signed a commitment to keep abortion illegal if he wins power, backing a stance by the influential Catholic Church.
- This London Catholic school uses its garden to feed homeless. St Gregory’s Catholic Science College in northwest London educates nearly 1000 children, aged 11-18. Many of the students volunteer for social and environmental work.
- Vietnam releases, then exiles jailed Catholic blogger. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh to continue rights fight from US after being freed after serving 2 years of a 10-year sentence.
- Proposed law to ban religious symbols in Quebec violates religious freedom, Catholic leaders say. A proposed law by Quebec’s new government that would ban religious symbols is a clear violation of fundamental rights, said Montreal’s archbishop and Canada’s former Ambassador of Religious Freedom.
- Modern challenges for Bangladesh Catholics. Work and family pressures of urban life can lessen church attendance.
- South Korea leader meets Pope, extends invite to visit North Korea. Pope Francis, at a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, said he is willing to visit North Korea.
That's it 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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