The synod of bishops concluded this weekend with the approval of the Final Document and a closing Mass in St. Peter's Basilica. The Holy Father spoke on Sunday about "embracing those who are not one of us" and, during his Angelus address, prayed that "the Most High might welcome into His peace those who have died" in the shooting at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue.
Here are the stories that we bring you on today's episode of Perspectives Daily:
- The synod of bishops officially came to a close over the weekend, and the synod fathers approved the meeting's Final Document.
- At the synod's closing Mass, Pope Francis spoke of the importance of listening, being a neighbour, and bearing witness.
- At his weekly Angelus address, the Holy Father reflected on the Gospel and synod, while also praying for the victims in Pittsburgh.
- The USCCB offered a statement condemning the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue and all acts of violence and hate.
- In wrapping up synod coverage, we bring you interviews from two participants: youth auditor Joseph Sapati Moeono-Kolio and Cardinal Gérald Lacroix.
- The Vatican provides a video adaptation of the "Letter from the Synod Fathers to Young People."
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In addition to those, here are some of the latest Catholic news stories from around the world making headlines today:
- Letter from Synod Fathers to Young People. The official English translation of the “Letter from Synod Fathers to Young People.”
- Pope’s condolence for victims of Indonesia’s plane crash. Pope Francis has expressed his sadness for the victims of an Indonesian aircraft that crashed into the sea on Monday with 189 people on board soon after taking off from Jakarta.
- Synod document: Listen to, support, guide, include young people. The Catholic Church and all its members must get better at listening to young people, taking their questions seriously, recognizing them as full members of the Church, patiently walking with them, and offering guidance as they discern the best way to live their faith, the Synod of Bishops said.
- Thomas Keating, pioneer in centering prayer, interfaith dialogue, dies at 95. Trappist Fr. Thomas Keating, a global figure in both interreligious dialogue and Christian contemplative prayer, died on October 25 at St. Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts. He was 95 years old.
- African church warns against illusions of 'prosperity gospel'. African church leaders cautioned churchgoers against a false ‘gospel of prosperity’ after a bishop in Ivory Coast said it was gaining ground in Catholic parishes.
- Pope emphasizes importance of truth in journalism. In a message to Italian news agency Servizio Informazione Religiosa, Pope Francis calls on reporters to always speak the truth.
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