Here are the stories that we bring you on today's episode of Perspectives Daily:
- On the eve of his trip to Morocco, the pope sends a video message greeting to the North African country.
- The Archdiocese of Montreal hires an ex-judge to conduct an audit of their sex abuse case files.
- Kintore College is hosting an Art Through the Ages Cultural Series to examine the Passion of Christ through art.
In addition to those, here are some of the latest Catholic news stories from around the world making headlines today:
- Chilean court orders Catholic Church to compensate victims. An appeals court in Chile ruled Wednesday that the Roman Catholic Church must pay compensation to three victims of the Rev. Fernando Karadima, the country's most notorious pedophile priest.
- Catholic activist jailed after Hong Kong court rejects appeal. Activists fear prison time for peaceful protests is on the rise in Chinese territory.
- Pope Francis to visit Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius in September. Pope travels to the three African nations as a pilgrim of peace, hope and reconciliation.
- Pope prefers to keep ring-kissing to minimum. The viral video of him yanking his right hand away from a string of about 17 people coming up to him one-by-one during a trip to Loreto, Italy, March 25, caught many people by surprise because of his sometimes-brusque manner.
- Catholic hospitals sued for refusing transgender hysterectomy. A group of five Catholic hospitals in California is being sued by a woman who identifies as a transgender man after one of its locations, St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka, refused to perform a hysterectomy.
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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