EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The University of Pittsburgh is under fire from congressional Republicans, charging that tissue may have been illegally obtained from aborted babies. They want the Justice Department to investigate the charges. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden scheduled no public appearances, but did meet privately with Democratic lawmakers at the White House. He continues to try to salvage his massive and controversial multi-trillion dollar spending proposals. And Southwest Airlines has dropped a plan to force unvaccinated employees that have not yet received a religious or medical exemptions to go on unpaid leave. Senior Editor of the Federalist, Christopher Bedford, shares why the sudden shift in plans and what this means for the federal mandate. On Monday, religious freedom advocates joined together in Washington DC to discuss growing concerns about the Chinese Communist Party's human rights record. Professor of Law at the Catholic University and former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Robert Destro, joins to tell us more about how the Chinese government is finding new ways to restrict religion and how major corporations are complicit. Finally this evening, Pope Francis has begun his scheduled meetings with Catholic bishops from Poland. Spokesman for the Polish Catholic Bishops Conference, Fr. Leszek Gesiak, joins to tell us how the meetings with the Pope are going.

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