Sylvia Poggioli

Sylvia Poggioli appears in the following:

Steve Bannon Aligns With Vatican Hard-Liners Who Oppose Pope Francis

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Bannon has made common cause with those in the Vatican who resist the pope's liberal moves. Francis' supporters worry that after Trump's victory, the pope is a lonely progressive on the global stage.

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For Italy's Art Police, An Ongoing Fight Against Pillage Of Priceless Works

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Italy is an art theft playground. An elite police squad combats the illicit trade in antiquities and art, but the chase is still on for a stolen Caravaggio painting — No. 1 on the most-wanted list.

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Italy Surpasses Greece As Top Euro Destination For Asylum Seekers

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Those arriving in Italy are more likely to be from sub-Saharan Africa rather than the Middle East. Most have little understanding of a process that can take years.

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Pope Francis' Causes Take On Greater Urgency

Monday, December 26, 2016

Pope Francis turned 80 years old earlier this month. This past year, the pope has focused on refugees, Christian unity and controversial reform within the church itself.

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For Pope Francis, A Year Of Reconciliation Abroad Amid Opposition At Home

Sunday, December 25, 2016

The pope worked to repair relations within the Christian world, but things were tougher in the Catholic world. A church historian says no other pope has met as much opposition from bishops and clergy.

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Suspect In Berlin Christmas Market Attack Killed By Italian Police

Friday, December 23, 2016

The suspect in Monday's terror attack on a Berlin street market was shot and killed by police in Milan, Italy. Twelve people died when a tractor trailer rig was driven in to a busy Christmas market.

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Berlin Attack Suspect Killed In Milan, Italian Police Say

Friday, December 23, 2016

Milan police report that their officers shot and killed the suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack. Anis Amri, 24, a Tunisian asylum seeker, had been at large since the attack Monday night.

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Long Seen As Victim, 17th Century Italian Painter Emerges As Feminist Icon

Monday, December 12, 2016

Much of what is known of Artemisia Gentileschi comes from her testimony in the trial of a painter who raped her. "Now we try to go back and fill in and properly understand," says a curator.

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Kosovo War Crimes Court Established In The Hague

Monday, December 12, 2016

In 1999, Kosovo was liberated from Serbia. A court has been set up in The Hague to try Kosovars for alleged atrocities committed against ethnic minorities and political opponents after the war.

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Italian Prime Minister Resigns After Voters Reject Constitutional Reform

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Italy's prime minister submitted his resignation following the weekend no vote on his constitutional reform.

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Message From Italy's Failed Referendum: More European Uncertainty Ahead

Monday, December 05, 2016

The big winners in the referendum are Italy's two major euroskeptic parties — the anti-immigration Northern League and the maverick 5-Star Movement, which waged vitriolic campaigns.

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In European Votes, Italy's Prime Minister To Step Down; Austria Elects Leftist

Monday, December 05, 2016

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi claims he'll resign after this weekend's defeat of his constitutional reform intended to streamline government. Also, Austria elects a leftist president.

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Italy's Big Vote Could Rattle Europe Once Again

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Italy's had more than 60 governments in the past 70 years. A referendum Sunday is designed to make governing less chaotic, but could bring down the country's leader and give Europe another jolt.

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As Italy Weighs National Referendum, Get Ready To Hear The Word 'Italexit'

Sunday, November 27, 2016

A week from Sunday, Italians will head to the polls to vote on a referendum to overhaul their constitution. In the wake of the UK's Brexit, some are seeing a possible "Ital-exit" brewing.

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Italians To Vote On Referendum To Overhaul The Nation's Constitution

Friday, November 25, 2016

The measure would streamline the legislative process by decreasing the power of the Senate. It is opposed by a populist movement rising in the polls.

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Italy Becomes A Leading Destination For Migrants, Matching Greece

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Italy received almost 160,000 arrivals this year and the nation says it can't manage the flow. Meanwhile, it's creating a DNA database to help ID migrants who've perished on the way.

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Italy On Track To Receive Record Number Of Migrants This Year

Friday, November 04, 2016

Italy says it is on track to receive more migrants this year than ever before. The Mediterranean country has for decades been a prime destination for those fleeing hardship in Africa and the Middle East.

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Pope Francis Commemorates 500th Anniversary Of Protestant Reformation

Monday, October 31, 2016

Pope Francis is in Sweden to kick off the commemoration of 500 years since the Protestant Reformation. The reformation started in 1517 when Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the church door to denounce what he saw as abuses by the Catholic Church.

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The Pope Commemorates The Reformation That Split Western Christianity

Friday, October 28, 2016

Martin Luther created one of Christianity's greatest rifts when he denounced the Catholic Church in 1517. But Pope Francis is taking part in the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

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Italians Decry Rome's Invasion Of McDonald's And Cheap Souvenir Shops

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Some intellectuals have written a letter to the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural organization bemoaning the siege of fast-food joints that have replaced Rome's workshops and bookstores.

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