Sylvia Poggioli

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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."


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.


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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Pope Francis' Financial Reforms Rattle Vatican's Old Guard

Saturday, March 14, 2015

As the second anniversary of his papacy nears, Pope Francis has made significant progress in bringing transparency to the Vatican's finances and Cardinal George Pell is carrying out sweeping reforms.


Italian Architects Look To Replicate NY High Line Success In Rome

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The pedestrian and cyclist path would make use of a one-mile stretch of abandoned, elevated concrete track. "You are still in the city," Renzo Piano says, "but you are flying above the city."


Architect Renzo Piano: The Future Of Europe's Cities Is In The Suburbs

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

In the 1960s and '70s, Piano was involved in the battle to revive decaying historic centers of cities. Now the Pritzker Prize-winning architect is fighting to save their often desolate outskirts.


Vatican Says Ransom Sought For Missing Michelangelo Letters

Monday, March 09, 2015

In a development reminiscent of a Dan Brown thriller, the Vatican confirmed a report that it has received a ransom demand for the return of two stolen letters written by the renaissance master Michelangelo. It's the first time the theft has been revealed. A spokesman said the Vatican refused to pay.


For Women's Day, Group Takes A Messge To The Vatican

Sunday, March 08, 2015

To mark International Women's Day, the Vatican is opening its doors to a group of women pushing for a greater role in the Catholic Church. The organizers hope to raise issues of church inequality.


James Bond Meets His Match — The Roman Cobblestone

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Actor Daniel Craig reportedly hit his head when the Aston Martin he was driving during filming the 24th James Bond thriller encountered a loose sanpietrino, as the cobblestones in Rome are known.


Dutch Soccer Fans Vandalize Rome's La Barcaccia Fountain

Friday, February 20, 2015

Across Italy, newspaper headlines decry two days of "guerrilla warfare" in the heart of Rome and television news shows scenes of devastation.


Italian Island Bears The Brunt Of Migrant Surge From Libya

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Italy has recently rescued more than 2,000 migrants off Libya's coast. The holding center on Lampedusa can't handle the surge. Authorities worry Islamist militants might arrive amid the migrants.


Pope Welcomes 20 New Cardinals

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Twenty Catholic prelates become princes of the church on Saturday. Many of them come from poor countries, reflecting the pope's focus on ministering to the impoverished.


Pope Encounters Resistance On Some Reforms

Friday, February 13, 2015

At the Vatican this week, the pope's G9 — a committee of nine cardinals — is working on how to overhaul Vatican governance.


African Migrants' Deaths Blamed On Italy Ending Large Rescue Missions

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Twenty-nine African immigrants have died of exposure after being rescued off the Libyan coast by Italian coast guard patrol boats. More migrants fleeing conflict zones are seeking refuge in Europe.