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by Joshua J. McElwee

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

First, from NCR today and yesterday:

Criminal charges dropped against Twin Cities archdiocese after it admits wrongdoing in abuse case

Former Our Sunday Visitor publisher named CNS director, editor-in-chief

And from Global Sisters Report:

Growing number of associates partner with religious communities to quench spiritual thirst

Women religious' compelling personal stories take center stage in Standup Sisters project


Monday was the first day of a month-long prayer action called for by the National Black Catholic Congress. They ask that all people of good will to pray a prayer together. It can be found here.

Turkey’s attempted coup aftermath:

Erdogan Declares 3-Month State of Emergency in Turkey

Erdogan's purge may give NATO no choice but to expel Turkey from the alliance

Turkey Purges Universities after Failed Coup

Migrant Crisis:

Italy says 3,200 boat migrants rescued Tuesday, one body recovered

Here's How the Turkish Coup Could Revive the EU's Migrant Crisis

'We feared the worst': Turkey's failed coup a relief for Syrian refugees

Britain continues into Brexit unknowns:

UK renounces rotating EU presidency due for 2017

Germany’s Merkel pleads for patience before Brexit

German president says UK shouldn’t be treated harshly

UN memo questions Britain's Security Council veto power

From Italy with love:

No EU exit for us, say Italy's on-the-rise Eurosceptics

Five Star mayor of Turin to create Italy’s first ‘vegetarian city’

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

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