NCR Today: Congress has launched a bipartisan effort in support of Israel's colonization of occupied Palestinian territory in the West Bank and greater East Jerusalem.
The Italian Senate legalized same-sex unions but those opposed to the bill succeeded in stripping a key component of the proposed law regarding family rights for gays.
Chinese authorities are continuing their campaign of removing crosses in Zhejiang province, and one of the latest was taken from a Catholic Church, Zhuangyuan Church in Yongqiang parish.
After months of public debate and protests, the Italian Senate passed a controversial "Cirinna" bill that grants legal recognition to nonmarried heterosexual and homosexual couples. The bill passed Feb. 25.
Police in Spain have arrested a fugitive businessman accused of swindling pensioners with the backing of a Catholic priest who worked at the Vatican before retiring to the Canary Islands.
NCR Today: Welcome to your new weekly international edition of Morning Briefing, where we'll try to highlight a little of what's going on around the world.
For a second year, numerous Catholics across America plan to abstain Thursday from carbs as well as carbon-heavy activities, as part of worldwide relay-style, climate-focused Lenten fast.
The Lenten Fast for Climate Justice began its second iteration on Feb. 10, Ash Wednesday, and has involved 54 countries in the now-annual tradition. The ritual is organized by the Global Catholic Climate Movement, which drew inspiration from similar fasts undertaken by other faith groups.
South Africa's Anglican bishops have taken an initial step toward including LGBT people as full members of their congregations with the passage of a resolution at a meeting.
When Sr. Magi Maria quit a comfortable teaching job to plunge into social work, neither she nor her congregation had any idea what lay ahead.
A quarter century later, more than 50,000 residents of 105 drought-prone villages in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh thank the Congregation of Mother Carmel nun for taking that "leap into the dark."
Her intervention has helped them break free of poverty, unemployment, malnutrition, illiteracy and enslavement.
Global Sisters Report: Religious congregations among those working to put the 17 Sustainable Development Goals into action.