Welcome back to your weekly international edition of the daily briefing, where we highlight a little of what's going on around the world.
First, from NCR yesterday:
Exclusive: Survivor explains decision to leave Vatican's abuse commission
Lone survivor on Vatican abuse commission resigns in frustration
Vatican abuse commission expresses frustration to Australian Royal Commission
We say: Charlottesville reveals the weeping wound of racism. What do we, the American Catholic faith community, do next? Read the editorial.
And from Global Sisters Report:
Welcoming Syrian refugees leads to cross-cultural friendships for Ontario communities
From the British Isles:
Britain's PM May and Germany's Chancellor Merkel: splitting differences
UK government defeated over EU citizens’ rights after Brexit
PM May plans to trigger Brexit in two weeks despite defeat over rights of EU citizens
Scottish leader Sturgeon: new vote on independence likely if Scots get no EU deal
French presidential election:
Presidential candidate Fillon, under formal investigation, says won’t quit
Beleaguered Fillon fights for political life
Parts far and wide:
N. Korea: Heart attack, not nerve agent, killed Kim Jong Nam
Sweden brings back military conscription amid Baltic tensions
Philippines demands proof for rights group's assertion of police 'executions'
From Italy with love:
Ex-CIA agent freed in Portugal after Italy drops extradition
Does ex-PM Matteo Renzi have what it takes to stage a comeback?
Italy’s Etna Volcano Throws Lava Bombs in Its First Big Eruption of 2017
And, to the disappointment of many, Starbucks To Open In Italy, Home Of Espresso, In 2018
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[Joshua J. McElwee is NCR Vatican correspondent. His email address is email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter: @joshjmac.]