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:

Chicago archdiocese offers new parental leave policy, extends to fathers

Archbishop Kurtz: 'Amoris Laetitia' a call to find new ways to walk with people

And from Global Sisters Report:

Illegal mining in Ghana undercuts church's plans for land, threatens lives

EU news round-up:

EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo missing with 66 on board

Politico surveys The 40 MEPs who actually matter

EU Commission wants to hit Netflix with movie tax

Citing election, EU puts off punishing Spain and Portugal over deficits

German Comic to Fight Ruling on Poem Insulting Turkish Leader

British EU referendum:

Where the British press stands on Brexit

Number of EU migrants working in UK rises to record level

Rents and property values would drop after Brexit, say landlords

Bloomberg warns Brexit would leave British-based employees 'worse off'

From Italy with love:

U.S. Returns a Stolen Christopher Columbus Letter, but Mystery Remains

Today's rich families in Florence, Italy, were rich 700 years ago

Amanda Knox vs Italy: European court accepts rights violation case

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

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