The pope has changed the text of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and officially declared the practice of capital punishment completely inadmissible in all cases.
In today's edition of Perspectives Daily, we cover the following stories:
The Catechism of the Catholic Church has been changed to exclude capital punishment in all circumstances.
We look back at instances where the pope has spoken against capital punishment in his pontificate.
US Bishop Ronald Gainer publishes a list of 71 clergy members who are accused of child sexual abuse in his diocese.
The pope releases his new monthly prayer intention video.
In addition to those, here are other Catholic news stories that are making headlines around the world today:
Canadians open their arms and homes to refugees. As refugees flee to Canada, Elana Wright from Caritas Canada talks about the strength the Canadian people have shown towards welcoming asylum seekers into the country, in the past as well as in the present.
India confirms death penalty for child rapists. India's parliament has passed a law allowing the death penalty for raping girls aged under 12, but Catholic Church officials doubt the effectiveness of such a law to curb increasing sexual violence against children across the country.
Study: US religious orders overwhelmingly back women deacons. A new survey has found that the majority of U.S. Catholic religious orders believe women should be allowed to serve as ordained deacons, lending support to an issue currently under study at the Vatican amid pressure for women to be given greater roles in the Church.
That's all that we have for this week. Be sure to check back with us again on Monday for all the latest Catholic news and stories.
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