Pope Francis spoke to leaders of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in recognition of World Food Day on October 16. While the FAO hopes to end world hunger by 2030, the Holy Father asserted that more needs to be done now to help the nearly 820 million people who went undernourished in 2017.
Here are the stories we covered on today's edition of Perspectives Daily:
- Pope Francis offers a strong message on World Food Day.
- Cardinal Peter Turkson spoke at today's press briefing about helping young people write their "manuals for life."
- Edoardo Mazzantini offers a Synod reflection in a video by Grotto Network .
- The Holy Father released his second Pope Video of the month, asking the world to pray for the Mission of Religious.
Photo credit: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
In addition to those, here are some of the latest Catholic news stories from around the world making headlines today:
- Russian Orthodox Church Breaks Ties With Orthodoxy's Leader. The Russian Orthodox Church decided Monday to sever ties with the leader of the worldwide Orthodox community after his decision to grant Ukrainian clerics independence from the Moscow Patriarchate.
- Ukrainian church pledges cooperation with Pa. grand jury. Saying that the sexual abuse of children and adults by Catholic clergy “never should have happened,” the apostolic administrator of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia told Catholics he would cooperate with a Pennsylvania grand jury’s continuing inquiry into such offenses.
- Friends, colleagues reflect on 40th anniversary of election of Pope John Paul II. On this 40th anniversary of the election of Pope John Paul II to the papacy, a number of those who were close to the saintly pope speak about the man and their memories of October 16, 1978.
- China-backed militia expels more clergy in northern Myanmar. A second group of Catholic clergy and laypeople have been expelled from Myanmar's northern Shan State by a China-backed ethnic minority army, as local Christians have also been told not to worship.
- The Pope: even today some pay to slander others. During his daily Mass in Santa Marta, Pope Francis invited the people to beware of hypocrites: “These people are the ‘doctors of appearances’: always perfect, but what’s inside?”
- Synod of Bishops: Drugs and persecution - the forgotten issues. At the Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment, the Synod Fathers present in today’s daily press briefing covered two forgotten issues.
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