Morning Briefing, International

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:

Catholic climate petition to Trump surpasses 15,000 signatures

Michael Sean Winters says Bishops must find, raise their voice against Republican health care proposal

And from Global Sisters Report:

Sanctuary: Sisters ponder their place in revived movement

From the British Isles:

Brexit bill receives Royal Assent allowing PM to trigger exit from EU                                

Theresa May warned EU will not be 'intimidated' over Brexit

Scotland's independence vote will complicate Brexit in some very interesting ways           

Former Irish president McAleese warns Brexit may destroy goodwill at heart of peace process    

Parts far and wide:

Geert Wilders Falls Short in Election, as Wary Dutch Scatter Their Votes                          

Explosion at IMF Paris offices after envelope opened, one person hurt: police

Australia calls for enforceable South China Sea pact soon               

A New Zealand River Will Become A "Legal Person" After A Decades Long Fight

Philippine lawmaker seeks to impeach Duterte over drug fight                             

From Italy with love:

Italian debate on merits of ditching euro grows louder

Italy has already surpassed its renewable energy target for 2020

Italy sets date for referendum on vouchers, worker rights

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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