On Tuesday, the Vatican released the Holy Father's official Message for the Celebration of the 52nd World Day of Peace. In his words, Pope Francis called for politicians and leaders to always exercise their role of service for the good of others, saying that "good politics is at the service of peace."
Here are the stories that we bring you on today's episode of Perspectives Daily:
- Pope Francis points to the example of Saint Joseph.
- Vatican releases Message for the Celebration of the World Day of Peace.
- Organizing committee offers letter preparing bishops for Vatican's February sex abuse meeting.
- We hear a reflection on what it’s like to live where Jesus was born.
In addition to those, here are some of the latest Catholic news stories from around the world making headlines today:
- World Day of Peace Message. Read the full message from Pope Francis for the World Day of Peace to be celebrated on January 1, 2019.
- Catholic Christmas carols not in danger in Quebec, specialist says. In the province of Quebec, a choir and sacred music specialist believes that carols remain beloved because people especially preserve the emotion associated with them.
- Pope Francis appoints two Italian journalists to Vatican Communications team in major shake up. Pope Francis has introduced major changes to the Vatican Communications department by appointing two Italian journalists, married laymen, to key positions.
- Ivory Coast: Church to hold Forum to Mobilize Partners and Vocations. The Catholic Church will organize a forum December 20 to strengthen the mobilization of partners and encourage new vocations for the Church throughout the Ivory Coast.
- Rome’s Bangladesh Catholic community celebrates Christmas, Victory Day. Some 70 Catholics, including lay people, nuns, brothers, seminarians, and priests came together on December 16 to celebrate Christmas and the national Victory Day at the Parish of St. Mary Major in San Vito.
- Diocese of Erie to launch Survivors’ Reparation Fund in February. Survivors of sexual abuse by clergy, lay employees, or lay volunteers in the Diocese of Erie will soon be eligible to file financial claims with a new compensation fund.
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