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Sylvia Poggioli

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Philadelphia Faces Challenges Ahead Of Pope Francis' Visit

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Philadelphia's archbishop is preparing for Pope Francis' visit in September. The challenges, he says, include raising the $45 million needed to stage the event.

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Pope Francis Calls For Urgent Action On Climate Change In Encyclical

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Pope Francis blames climate change on apathy, political shortsightedness and a pursuit of profits. In a papal encyclical, he calls climate change one of the principal challenges facing humanity today.

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Leaked Encyclical Highlights Growing Resistance To Pope's Reform Agenda

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A draft of Pope Francis' encyclical on climate climate change was leaked Wednesday before its scheduled release.

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Will Pope's Much-Anticipated Encyclical Be A Clarion Call On Climate Change?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

On Thursday, the Vatican releases Pope Francis' document on the environment and poverty. He has said he believes global warming is a moral, and man-made, issue — angering climate change skeptics.

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As Migrants Stream In, Italy And The EU Are At Odds

Monday, June 15, 2015

Italy, a leading destination for migrants, says it wants to help save them but doesn't want to keep all of them. Meanwhile, some EU countries are closing their borders to migrants.

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At World's Fair In Italy, The Future Of Food Is On The Table

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Vertical farms, food trucks, tropical forests and the supermarket of the future are on display at Expo 2015 in Milan. Exhibits from 145 countries focus on how to feed the planet sustainably.

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Italy's Berlusconi Discovers Social Media As A Campaign Tool

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Italy holds regional elections on Sunday. Trying to make a comeback is scandal-plagued former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. When he joined Instagram, he posted more than 60 photos his first day.

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Rome's Cinematic 'Dream Factory' Ramps Up Production Once Again

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Blockbusters like Ben-Hur were filmed at Cinecittà, a 100-acre movie metropolis, during its heyday. After decades of hard times, a tax credit has sparked a revival of "Hollywood on the Tiber."

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EU Commission To Submit Plan To Share In Migrant Burden

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The European Union is planning to propose to its 28-member nations a quota on migrants entering Europe. It also is seeking military action against people smuggling migrants out of Libya.

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Relentless Flow Of Migrants Causes Alarm In Italy

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

In just four days, some 7,000 migrants on dozens of flimsy vessels were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea. Italian authorities are scrambling to find shelters for them.

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Vatican Hosts Climate Change Conference Ahead Of Papal Encyclical

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pope Francis wants world leaders to work together to enact laws that will slow or stop emissions that fuel climate change. He is expected to deliver a papal encyclical in June highlighting environmental degradation and the effect of climate change on the poor. The Vatican held a one-day conference on climate change Tuesday.

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For Europe-Bound Migrants, Desperation Outweighs Risks

Monday, April 27, 2015

At a charity center in Sicily, survivors of the dangerous sea crossings from Libya to Italy face legal and economic limbo and a frosty welcome. But it's still better than the places they fled.

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Migrants Fleeing Violence Dock At Sicilian Port Of Augusta

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A ship carrying nearly 450 migrants docked at the Italian port of Augusta Wednesday. The International Organization for Migration says many migrants are families fleeing the conflict in Syria.

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Migrants Recall Horrors Of Mediterranean Shipwreck

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Italy is considering targeted interventions against smugglers as the toll of those dying in the Mediterranean continues to rise. The weekend shipwreck off the Libyan coast may have claimed 800 lives.

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More Than 800 Dead In Mediterranean Migrant Tragedy

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Authorities have arrested two alleged smugglers who might be responsible for the deaths. Nearly 2,000 migrants have perished in the Mediterranean since the beginning of the year.

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Italy Calls On EU To Act After Migrants Drown In Mediterranean

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hundreds of migrants are believed dead after a smugglers' boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized off the Libyan coast. Pressure is growing on EU leaders to prevent such tragedies.

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Latest Mediterranean Incident Highlights Italy's Migrant Crisis

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Italian police detained 15 Muslim migrants this week, accused of throwing 12 Christians off a smuggling vessel in the Mediterranean because of their faith.

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Vatican Ends Battle With U.S. Nuns

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Vatican took over the Leadership Conference of Women Religious three years ago claiming the group undermined Catholic teaching while promoting "certain radical feminist themes."

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Armenian 'Genocide' Remarks By Pope Francis Spark Row With Turkey

Monday, April 13, 2015

The pope continues his theme of outspoken criticism against the complicity of silence of today's world community against the persecution of Christians and other minorities by Islamic extremists.

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Rome's Plan For Prostitutes Upsets Sex Workers And The Catholic Church

Thursday, April 09, 2015

One neighborhood is creating a "zone of tolerance" to confine prostitutes to certain areas. The community likes it and says it had to act because Italian society has failed to address the issue.

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