Morning Briefing, International

by Joshua J. McElwee

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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, some news from NCR today and yesterday:

Beginning Triduum, Francis tells priests: God is mercy, not ‘complicated theology’

Francis appoints Hebda to replace Nienstedt in St. Paul-Minneapolis

Irish bishop: Church should reach out to priest forced to leave ministry because of support for women’s ordination

And from Global Sisters Report:

Easter message echoes poignantly true for Iraqi, Syrian refugees

Syrian and Iraqi refugees wait in Lebanon for safety, new life

From around the globe:

Brussels bombings:

Turkey says it warned Belgium about bomber, who it deported last year

Report: EU warned Belgium over security lapses

Mayor says she was uninformed by government about warning against bomber

In bombing’s wake, EU leaders call again for closer security cooperation

For Europe, Trump’s rise couldn’t come at a worse time

British EU referendum:

Quitting the EU 'would help our security', former MI6 chief suggests

Europol chief: Brexit would be a mistake for UK security

Energy secretary warns of £500m 'electric shock' after Brexit

North Korea: State media says country has tested new rocket engine

New Zealand: People vote against changing country’s flag

From Italy with love: Corruption and rubbish top agenda for unlikely Rome mayoral favorite

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

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