Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila, was joined by an international group of participants in Rome on Sunday, October 21, for the beginning of a global solidarity walk that is part of Caritas International's "Share the Journey"
campaign. Walking for a little over two kilometres, the group took the first steps of a total of one million kilometres that will be trekked by men and women around the world during the campaign, calling attention to the plight of migrants and refugees.
Here are the other stories that we bring you on today's episode of Perspectives Daily:
- Vatican News offers a recap of the pope's Sunday Angelus address.
- Cardinal Luis Tagle helps launch a one-million-kilometre global pilgrimage.
- Daniel Blair, a young auditor from Pakistan, offers his thoughts on the synod.
- Bishop Thomas Dowd and Prevain Devendran reflect on their experiences at the synod.
- Bill Staley shares his insights as the latest "Voice of Synod 2018" from Grotto Network.
- Bishop Frank Caggiano reflects on what the Church can do going forward during today's synod press briefing.
CNS photo/Patrick Nicholson, Caritas Internationalis
In addition to those, here are some of the latest Catholic news stories from around the world making headlines today:
- How St. John Paul II began his papacy, 40 years ago. St. John Paul II used the occasion of his first homily as pope to offer a fervent prayer that God would make him, first and foremost, a servant.
- Indian priest, witness against bishop accused of rape, found dead. A senior Catholic priest considered a prime witness against an Indian bishop accused of rape has been found dead, with his family suspecting foul play.
- Synod groups on sexuality: Church welcomes all, calls all to conversion. No one is excluded from the love of God or from being welcomed into the Catholic Church, but God's love and the church's welcome also come with a call to conversion, said the English-language groups at the Synod of Bishops.
- Pope, Colombian president discuss reconciliation, corruption, drug trafficking. President Iván Duque Márquez of Colombia was received in a private visit by Pope Francis in the Vatican on October 22.
- Reports of the Working Groups on the Third Part of the 'Instrumentum Laboris'. Fourteen groups—four of which conducted discussions in English, three in French, three in Italian, two in Spanish, one in German, and one in Portuguese—commented on the third part of the 'Instrumentum Laboris.'
- Religion-reporting do’s and don’ts unveiled for U.S. TV, radio stations. The National Association of Broadcasters has issued a “Reporting on Religion Toolkit” to aid local broadcast stations in how to get the story right during an October 22 symposium for journalists at NAB headquarters in Washington.
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