A kid backed by A-list celebrities challenges the pope to go vegan for Lent. If the Holy Father accepts, 1 million dollars will be donated to the charity of his choice.
Here are the stories that we bring you on today's episode of Perspectives Daily:
- Human trafficking is what's in the pope's prayers for this month of February, and he's asking us to join him in praying for that intention.
- Former Superior General of the Jesuits is now officially en route to sainthood.
- One million dollars to the charity of the pope's choice if he partakes in a challenge. Will he do it?
In addition to those, here are some of the latest Catholic news stories from around the world making headlines today:
- Half of Millennial Christians Say It’s Wrong to Evangelize. Survey finds young believers want others to know about Jesus. They just don’t want to speak up about it.
- Cardinal D’Rozario: World Day of the Sick, Calcutta, communion with sick. In an interview with Vatican News, Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario of Bangladesh says the World Day of the Sick in Mother Teresa’s ‘City of Joy’ will be communion with the sick.
- Pope approves adding feast day of St. Paul VI to universal calendar. The feast day May 29 is the date of the late pope's priestly ordination, as the date of his death, Aug. 6, is the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.
- Duterte's former police chief asks for forgiveness. Ronald dela Rosa seeks archbishop's blessing, says thousands of deaths during his term are on his conscience.
- Pro-life groups cut ties with national March in Ottawa, plan Toronto march on same day. Plans to hold a pro-life march in Toronto on the same day as the National March for Life in Ottawa are raising concerns about a split in the pro-life movement.
- New life in Canada awaits Asia Bibi. After a decade of prayer, diplomacy and legal wrangling, a persecuted Christian farmhand and her family are about to start a new life in Canada.
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.
You can always catch past episodes of Perspectives Daily
on our website listed here