Here are the stories that we bring you on today's episode of Perspectives Daily:
- During Sunday's Angelus address, the pope reflected on Jesus' Transfiguration.
- The Scala Sancta, marble steps which tradition says Jesus himself walked on before his crucifixion, are open to view for the first time since 1723, when wooden panels were installed to protect them. The restoration team working on the project were absolutely amazed by what they found.
In addition to those, here are some of the latest Catholic news stories from around the world making headlines today:
- Catholic leaders respond to New Zealand tragedy. Catholic leaders from all around the world are responding to the tragic shooting in Christchurch New Zealand that killed 52 people, showing solidarity and closeness to the Muslim community.
- Pope reactivates plans for South Sudan trip. Pope Francis has asked aides to resume plans for a visit to South Sudan, a trip that had to be scrapped in 2017 because of the civil war in the world’s youngest country.
- Study shows cohabiting relationships to be less stable than marriage. A new study found that in 11 countries across the globe, cohabiting couples have more doubts about their relationship lasting and give less importance to their relationship than married couples do.
- Indian priest molestation on bus charge queried. Church officials suspect there has been a false accusation linked to Catholic-Baptist rivalry.
- Vatican-China agreement motivated by mission, Cardinal Parolin says. The Vatican's tentative agreement with the government of mainland China obviously has a diplomatic component, but it was motivated by a desire to spread the Gospel and ensure the appropriate freedom of the Catholic Church, the Vatican secretary of state wrote.
- Cardinal DiNardo, USCCB president, 'resting comfortably' after suffering mild stroke. Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, was taken to the hospital late March 15 after experiencing symptoms of what tests March 16 confirmed was a mild stroke, according to an archdiocesan statement.
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