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:

Minnesota bishop sued for coercion, blackmail over sex abuse accusation

From Paris: Catholic divisions surface in French presidential elections

Michael Sean Winters: Church Militant's nonsense not authentically Catholic

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And from Global Sisters Report:

Sisters help expand coverage and care in model health system of Rwanda

New French president:

Will French president-elect Emmanuel Macron's plan to govern 'by decree' work? 

Macron party struggling to fill candidate list for elections next month

What American progressives should learn from France's Macron

New South Korean president:

New South Korean President Moon Jae-in Won't Find Reengaging Kim Jong Un Easy

Moon Jae In, Shinzo Abe agree on early summit, cooperation on North Korea

Interview with Moon Jae-in, set to become South Korea's next president

The election of South Korea's Moon Jae-in could mean big changes for the Pacific Rim

Brexit and Britain’s election:

Britain's General Election Dominated by Brexit Tactical Campaigns

Brussels is strengthened by Macron's victory, which is bad news for Britain

'Brexit' Imperils London's Claim as Banker to the Planet

The Brexit trap that's closing on Britons who live in Europe

Parts far and wide:

Land Deal For Right-Wing Elementary School Plagues Japanese Prime Minister

Turkey threatens military action against US-allied Syrian Kurdish fighters

European Airlines Bracing for Expansion of Trump's Laptop Ban

Catholic Church's good deeds are being 'obliterated' in Ireland, says archbishop

From Italy with love:

Frank Bruni learns that Rome is, literally, a mess: The Filthy Metaphor of Rome

Italian Bonds May Be Traders' Next Obsession After French Vote

Leaked Tapes Reveal How Italy Refused to Help Syrian Refugees

Horror in Italy after Roma sisters die in arson attack

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


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