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:

Francis asks Trump to work for peace in closely watched Vatican meeting

Michael Sean Winters' comment: Trump meets Pope Francis

Ken Briggs' comment: The pope steps up

We say: Charlottesville reveals the weeping wound of racism. What do we, the American Catholic faith community, do next? Read the editorial.

Religious leaders fast to protest steep budget cuts for the poor

And from Global Sisters Report:

Immaculata's new president faces modern college challenges                   

Younger sisters renew relationships to prepare for future leadership, collaboration            

Trump's first international trip:

Italy's prime minister lobbies Trump to open US to more migrants

Terror key theme for Trump abroad, but gaps in agenda remain                

Abroad, President Trump's reality collides with candidate Trump's words                         

Russia looms over Trump's meetings with European leaders

The Manchester attack:

Manchester bombing probe expands with arrests on two continents

Britain stops sharing Manchester attack intelligence with US after leaks continue              

Britain dispatches military as it stares down the threat of further attacks

Brexit and the British election:

Manchester bombing will alter course of British election campaign             

Only winner of Britain's election will be populism

Net Migration to Britain Falls in 2016 as EU Citizens Leave             

EU warns bureaucrats to beware Brexit lobbyists

Northern Ireland faces outsize risk as Brexit looms        

Parts far and wide:

Moody's downgrades China's debt for first time in 26 years

Beijing protests US Navy patrol through South China Sea

China says no one should bring chaos to Korean peninsula                 

India May Have Already Overtaken China as the World's Most Populous Nation

Indonesian police launch raid as Jakarta attacks linked to Islamic State                               

Montenegro finds itself at heart of tensions with Russia as it joins Nato

US-Russia Hotline Is Buzzing Even After Strike on Syria

From Italy with love:

Italy wants to focus the G7 summit on Africa — but other crises keep coming up

Migrant boat accident kills dozens between Libya and Italy          

Colin Firth applies for Italian citizenship          

Trump Has Inadvertently Given Corsica to Italy - and Italians Are Loving It

Ideas for next week? Drop me a line:

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

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