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:

Pope Benedict speaks: 'I do not see myself as a failure'

In Amoris Laetitia, Francis' model of conscience empowers Catholics

Catholic church's presence strong among migrant work in Italy                

And from Global Sisters Report:

Spanish sister killed in Haiti described as 'energetic, enterprising, a woman of vision'

Vietnamese sisters commit to housing hospital patients from remote areas

Obama leaves Asia:

President Predicts US Tilt Toward Region Will Be Lasting

Migrant Crisis:

Nearly 50 million children are refugees or migrants, says UNICEF

Hungary police recruit 'border-hunters'

Brexit consequences continue:

Britain’s Poles deserve better than limbo after Brexit vote

European Council president tells PM Theresa May 'ball's in UK's court'

UK Lawmakers Told to Vacate Crumbling Parliament for Repairs

Crazy news of the week:

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas 'was KGB agent'

From Italy with love:

Italy's Five Star party reels in Rome, losing national luster

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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