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:

Council of Cardinals considers decentralizing authority over permanent deacons

DiNardo: Local officers shouldn't be required to enforce immigration laws

And from Global Sisters Report:

Helen Prejean sways hearts with the power of stories

Britain's PM Theresa May limps on:

Europe has a strong hand after May's electoral disaster in Britain

For Britain, Political Stability Is a Quaint Relic

PM May comes under pressure to soften her stance on Brexit

France's Emmanuel Macron says door to remain in EU is open to Britain

Britain and the US once ran the world. Now they're all at sea

Death toll in London inferno rises to 17 as investigators comb fire-gutted tower

Parts far and wide:

Putin Blames US 'Domestic Problems' for Sanctions

UN Warns of 'Staggering' Civilian Losses From US-Led Airstrikes in Raqqa

Qatar Crisis Mediators Expect Saudi, UAE Proposals Soon

Malcolm Turnbull, Australian Leader, Pokes Fun at Trump in Leaked Recording

Japan accused of stifling freedom with new terror law

Washington roundup:

'He's got a gun!' At a congressional baseball practice, a burst of gunfire and a lawmaker down.

Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say

GOP Health Care Law Could Cost Nearly 1 Million Jobs, Report Finds

DC Cops to Charge Turkish Agents Who Beat Protesters

From Italy with love:

Don't send more migrants, Rome mayor tells Italy's government

The Hidden Treasures in Italian Libraries

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

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