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 we have a special series this week on clergy sexual abuse:
Convicted soul: A priest-perpetrator of child sexual abuse shares his story
'All of us together': Sex abuse survivor seeks healing within the church
And from Global Sisters Report:
We say: Charlottesville reveals the weeping wound of racism. What do we, the American Catholic faith community, do next? Read the editorial.
Armed with the rosary, sisters join Venezuela protests
John McCain, Republican senator from Arizona, diagnosed with brain tumor
Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn't Have Hired Sessions
Senate Republicans still at impasse after late-night health care meeting
After health care failure, Republicans face similar divisions on tax reform
US, China Fail to Agree on Trade Issues, Casting Doubt on Other Issues
Trump Ends Covert CIA Program to Arm Anti-Assad Rebels
Russia, US duel at UN over whether North Korea fired long-range missile
Parts far and wide:
Addiction and intrigue: Inside the Saudi palace coup
Venezuela's Maduro, foes head into crucial showdown
Netanyahu: EU's policy towards Israel is 'crazy'
In Poland, an Assault on the Courts Provokes Outrage
Thailand Should Leave 'No Stone Unturned' After 62 Found Guilty of Trafficking
Britain's government limps on:
No-deal Brexit would spawn 'legal morass and economic disaster'
UK will be at the back of the queue for a trade deal, warns top EU commissioner
Call for Irish in Britain to have vote in EU elections after Brexit
Brexit 'exacerbates' Northern Ireland divisions, says House of Lords
Britain, Germany to stay close, Prince William says on pre-Brexit charm tour
From Italy with love:
Italy mulls temporary humanitarian visas to aid Libyan migrants
France's Macron tests Italian patience over refugees
Mafia in Italy Siphons Huge Sums From Migrant Centers
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[Joshua J. McElwee is NCR Vatican correspondent. His email address is email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter: @joshjmac.]