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:

St. Matthew keeps Jesus at center of its megachurch-style campus

Italian Jesuit magazine sharply criticizes political attitudes of some US Catholics

Michael Sean Winters: Politicians should not be cherry-picking from the Bible

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And from Global Sisters Report:

Reviving historical forms of religious life to meet today's needs                                           

Peace activists laud nuclear weapons ban                             

President Trump is in France:

In France, Trump and Macron Strive to Put Awkward Start Behind Them                         

Macron to treat Trump to blue lobster in plush Eiffel Tower restaurant

Back in Washington:

With Glare on Trump Children, Political Gets Personal for President                 

Donald Trump Jr.: The unapologetic son who courts controversy                  

Senate Dems turn fire toward Kushner over Trump Jr. meeting

Changes in Senate Health Care Bill Coming But Medicaid Cuts Remain

Democrats Prepare For A Hard Bargain On Health Care If GOP Bill Fails

Parts far and wide:

China sends troops to Djibouti, establishes first overseas military base

Brazil's ex-president Lula sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for corruption

Russia hands 20-year jail term to killer of Putin critic Nemtsov

Malta OKs same-sex marriages over Catholic Church protest

Japan PM's Sagging Support Dims Outlook for Revising Constitution: MP

Britain's government limps on:

Brexit: Repeal bill to be published by the government

The Great Repeal Bill is a political nightmare that could end Theresa May's premiership

Spanish King Felipe sees 'acceptable' arrangement on Gibraltar with Britain.

From Italy with love:

Italy drafts contested code of conduct for NGO migrant boats

Brussels opens door to more budget flexibility for Italy

As Drought Parches Italy, Rome Turns Off Historic Drinking Fountains

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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