Morning Briefing, International

Welcome back to your weekly international edition of Morning Briefing, where we try to highlight a little of what's going on around the world.

First, some news from NCR today and yesterday:

Francis to create commission to study female deacons in Catholic church

San Diego's Bishop McElroy announces diocesan synod on marriage

Francis: Jesus doesn’t reward the good and punish the bad, but has mercy for all

And from Global Sisters Report:

Franciscan sisters in Vietnam pave way to independence for people with visual impairment

UISG creates program to offer canonical advice to global women religious

Migrant crisis:

Turkey-EU Deal: Hopes For Visa Waiver Deal 'Getting Less And Less,' Turkish Minister Says

Kenya Is Planning to Close the 'World's Largest Refugee Camp'

From the British Isles:

UK raises terror threat level from Irish dissidents to ‘substantial’           

Here’s Why New UK Immigration Figures Could Reignite The Brexit Debate

"Insecurity is fantastic," says billionaire funder of Brexit campaign

Bloomberg is funding campaign to keep U.K. in Europe

From Italy with love:

Italy joins rest of European Union in giving legal rights to gay couples

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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