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.

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Now, from NCR:

Sudanese bishops’ president expresses hope Francis will still visit South Sudan

Michael Sean Winters: With Trump, we are not in a 'pro-life moment'

Jamie Manson: When women become a clear and present danger at the Vatican

And from Global Sisters Report:

Sisters in Erie reclaim sites of violence, make them holy ground

South Sudan, a place of extremes, adaptation and hope

Britain is voting for a new Parliament today:

Britain's election shocker: Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May neck-and-neck in final stretch

On eve of election, Conservative's May tries to put focus back on Brexit

Labour's Corbyn needs young people to turn out to vote

In Britain, Fissures That Can't Be Blamed on Brexit

The souring of the US-UK 'special relationship'

Parts far and wide:

Explosive devices goes off at US embassy in Kiev

Iran FM Zarif slams 'repugnant' Trump statement on Tehran attacks

Turkey Lines Up Behind Qatar as Gulf Crisis Fault Lines Deepen

Philippines says Islamist fighters on back foot in besieged city

S. Korea leader warns North after latest missile launch

Missing Myanmar Plane: Bodies and Debris Found During Search

Japan nuclear workers inhale plutonium after bag breaks

All eyes in Washington on former FBI Director Comey:

Comey Says Trump Pressured Him to 'Lift the Cloud' of Inquiry

James Comey reveals concerns about Trump in a devastating account to Senate

Reading Between the Lines of Comey's Prepared Testimony

'I literally wanted to rinse myself off,' ex-FBI agent says of Comey statement

Trump's FBI Announcement Is 'an Insult to Every Agent,' Bureau Veterans Say

From Italy with love:

London Bridge terrorist Zaghba 'constantly monitored' in Italy

Italy Said to Press Banks to Help Rescue Troubled Veneto Lenders

Italian monks hope special edition 'earthquake beer' symbolizes town's recovery from natural disaster

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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