We continue today with some highlight coverage of the pope’s visit to the 2019 World Youth Day in Panama.
Here are the stories that we bring you on today's episode of Perspectives Daily:
- A new mobile app that helps youth grapple with understanding difficult bioethical themes was launched at World Youth Day.
- The pope shared a very specific vision of the Church with 250,000 youth pilgrims who participated in the WYD opening ceremonies.
- We have a review of the pope's second day in Panama.
- Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann takes us into the venue where the Vocations Fair and other activities are taking place in Panama.
In addition to those, here are some of the latest Catholic news stories from around the world making headlines today:
- Pakistan, hearing date for Asia Bibi review petition January 29. The news was released today by the Supreme Court. The judges responsible for assessing the petition are the same as those who considered the Christian woman "innocent". Asia is located in Islamabad, in a place of maximum security.
- Survey assesses views of bishops, diaconate directors on women deacons. A minority of US bishops believe the ordination of female deacons is theoretically possible, a survey has found.
- Pope names new archbishops in Peru, Mexico. Pope Francis Friday appointed the next archbishops of two metropolitan sees – Fr. Carlos Castillo Mattasoglio was named to Lima, Peru, and Archbishop Jose Antonio Fernandez Hurtado to Tlalnepantla, Mexico.
- Controversy dividing Catholics in Ivory Coast. A Catholic pastor was filmed, on his knees and then in a trance, before an evangelical pastor who was laying his hands upon him, during a prayer meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa.
- Trudeau needs to sign UN nuclear treaty, says Canadian Council of Churches. Leaders of the 26 churches who represent more than 85 per cent of Canada’s Christians are demanding a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss nuclear arms policy.
- Pope Francis pushes sainthood causes for 17 women. Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of three women and recognized the martyrdom of 14 religious sisters who were killed during the Spanish Civil War.
That's it for today. Be sure to check in with us again on Monday for more of the latest Catholic news and stories that you need to know.
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