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:

Trump seeking to meet with Pope Francis in May

Mercy2Earth seizes the weekend Earth Day, Divine Mercy Sunday align

And from Global Sisters Report:

Sisters on the ground in flood-ravaged Peru provide medical aid to residents

Deepening the idea of hospitality in New York: Franciscan house is like a mini-UN

France's presidential election is Sunday:

French Election Shocker: Pollsters Baffled by Four-Way Race

Paris bankers brace for restless night of French election

Centrist candidate Macron clings on to lead

Nationalist Le Pen pledges to suspend immigration

Britain's PM announces surprise election before Brexit:

'Not another one': Britain feels this woman's election fatigue

'Crush the saboteurs': British newspapers react to general election

Labour leader Corbyn says election about people vs. the establishment

Brussels starts to freeze Britain out of EU contracts

Theresa May's vision for Britain comes into focus

Parts far and wide:

Pakistani PM must appear before new investigative team, court rules

World's most dangerous job: Putin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza on surviving poisoning, twice

Venezuelans are still demonstrating. What happens next for the dictatorship of President Nicolás Maduro?

Confidence Among Japan Manufacturers Has Risen to Pre-Financial Crisis Levels

From Italy with love:

Italy warns of measles epidemic as vaccine debate rages

Boston library to return historical artifacts to Italy

Italy earthquake: Mayor of devastated town tells tourists to stop taking selfies in rubble

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

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