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Perspectives Daily: As synod ends, pope prays for Pittsburgh

Fr. Matt Gworek

October 29, 2018
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:

  1. The synod of bishops officially came to a close over the weekend, and the synod fathers approved the meeting's Final Document.
  2. At the synod's closing Mass, Pope Francis spoke of the importance of listening, being a neighbour, and bearing witness.
  3. At his weekly Angelus address, the Holy Father reflected on the Gospel and synod, while also praying for the victims in Pittsburgh.
  4. The USCCB offered a statement condemning the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue and all acts of violence and hate.
  5. In wrapping up synod coverage, we bring you interviews from two participants: youth auditor Joseph Sapati Moeono-Kolio and Cardinal Gérald Lacroix.
  6. The Vatican provides a video adaptation of the "Letter from the Synod Fathers to Young People."
CNS photo/Jeffrey Becker, USA TODAY Sports via Reuters

In addition to those, here are some of the latest Catholic news stories from around the world making headlines today:

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