Morning Briefing, International

by Joshua J. McElwee

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Welcome to your new weekly international edition of Morning Briefing, where we'll try to highlight a little of what's going on around the world.

First, what you may have missed from NCR yesterday:

Three faith congregations -- Muslim, Christian, and Jewish -- to share one space in Nebraska

A profile of Nicaraguan Jesuit Fr. Fernando Cardenal, former minister of education of his country, who died Feb. 20

And from Global Sisters Report:

TanzaniaA compelling story of women and girls who are in charge of their own futures

VietnamA little ditty about seeing the dentist in Vietnam

From around the globe:

India: Franciscans call for release of a thousand prisoners held for minor offences during Jubilee year

Hungary: Prime Minister criticizes EU-Turkey deal on migration, calls it "an illusion"

Fears of British exit from EU:

International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde warns against British exit

EU presses hold on all major policies, legislation before British referendum  

From Italy with love:

Creator of famous Moka coffee pot buried inside his creation

Two years in, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi facing storm clouds

Renzi drops in on Milan's Fashion Week

Italy asks US to explain report that NSA spied of former Prime Minister Berlusconi

​Something to highlight for next week? Drop me a line:

[Joshua J. McElwee is NCR Vatican correspondent. His email address is Follow him on Twitter: @joshjmac.]

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