Welcome back to your new weekly international edition of Morning Briefing, where we try to highlight a little of what's going on around the world.
First, what you may have missed from NCR yesterday:
Women share struggles at Vatican event, skirting issues of ordination, governance
Hans Kung appeals to Pope Francis to reconsider papal infallibility
And from Global Sisters Report:
Q&A with Sr. Mary Madonna Ashton, National Women's History Project honoree
Formation stories: Four women chart different paths to becoming sisters
From around the globe:
Britain: Prime Minister Cameron says he will run for Parliament in 2020 even if no longer prime minister
Syria: Country's first astronaut now a refugee living in Turkey
What we look like: European leaders awakening to possibility of President Trump
Japan: On anniversary of Fukushima disaster, Prime Minister Abe pledges continuing nuclear power
Myanmar: Suu Kyi nominates aide, former driver, to presidency
From Italy with love:
Detained Imam planned terror attack at main Rome train station
Report: Taxes from immigrants in Italy financing 600,000 pensioners
Ideas for next week? Drop me a line:
[Joshua J. McElwee is NCR Vatican correspondent. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter: @joshjmac.]
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