Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- The President of Turkey marked the one-year anniversary of a failed coup attempt by praising those who thwarted it and calling for its plotters to be executed.
- A piece criticizing conservative Catholics who support Donald Trump has appeared in a Jesuit journal approved by the Vatican.
- The Siege of Mosul has left much of the city totally destroyed; almost a third of the historic Old City has been leveled.
- The top Muslim cleric in Jerusalem has been detained by Israeli security forces after an attack on Israeli police left two of them dead, as well as the three attackers.
- Catholic bishops in Venezuela have accused President Nicolas Maduro of using a constitutional assembly as a pretext to install a military dictatorship.