Episode: Thursday September 3rd, 2015

A young boy from Syria becomes the tragic symbol of the refugee crisis in Europe. And -- is Pope Francis leading the Roman Catholic church in a new direction?

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Thousands of people have died fleeing violence and persecution in Syria and Iraq. Furio De Angelis, United Nations Refugee Agency, describes the extent of the crisis.

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Pope Francis authorized his priests to forgive women who have had abortions. Fr. Gerard Ryan explains the direction the pope is leading the church.

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Paris will hold a car free day on September 27th. Is this just a cheap ploy, or will it make an environmental difference?

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Your turn! Your thoughts on the controversy of doctor assisted death, and Toronto's red hot housing market. Call us: 905-522-1101 EXT.2830 / 1-888-632-6688 EXT.2830 Email us: SquareOff@chch.com or Tweet us: @SquareOffCHCH

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