Morning Briefing, International

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:

Our breaking interview with the 2016 Democratic vice presidential nominee: Spiritually motivated: How Tim Kaine navigates his faith and politics

Francis asks priests to learn that life isn't black and white, but shades of grey

And from Global Sisters Report:

Austrian sisters recognized for 40 years of working with South Korean leprosy patients

Church in India prepares policy to address clergy abuse

Italian earthquake aftermath:

Italy earthquake: Death toll reaches 247 amid rescue efforts

Italy's Fragile Beauty

Why the Italy Quake Was So Severe

Migrant Crisis:

International Organization for Migration reports that first six months of 2016 saw more than 3,700 migrants die or go missing while making the trip to Europe. See this interactive: Migration flows, Europe

Colombia approves landmark deal with FARC rebels (Pope Francis has promised to visit the country should the deal work out): Colombia's President Rushing Plebiscite on Deal With Rebels

Brexit consequences continue:

Brexit Hasn't Dispelled Concerns Over U.K. Immigration Control                 

Rise In UK Citizenship Applications Post-Brexit

Companies Are Planning to Move Their Money From UK Banks

From Italy with love:

Italian teenagers to receive €500 'cultural bonus' from government                  

Ideas 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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