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Sylvia Poggioli

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Iran's President Meets The Pope On Start Of European Tour

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Iran's president is in Italy at the start of a Europe trip made possible by the lifting of sanctions following the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal. President Hassan Rouhani me...

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Pope Francis Wraps Up A Big Year, Prepares For A 'Year Of Mercy'

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Pope Francis had a very busy year.

He traveled to Asia, South and North America and Africa. He issued a major environment document and chaired a contentious bishops' meeting on family issues. One of the world's most popular figures continued to champion the poor, reform the Vatican and spark debates ...

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Dodging Droppings, Romans Cope With Massive Influx Of Starlings

Monday, December 14, 2015

Every year, the Eternal City plays host to millions of migrating starlings. That creates problems — slippery, splattery problems. Falcons have been enlisted to drive them away, but have failed.

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Impressions Brought Back From My First Africa Trip With The Pope

Sunday, December 06, 2015

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Pope Francis Brings Message Of Peace To Central African Republic

Monday, November 30, 2015

Pope Francis spent Sunday with Catholics in the Central African Republic. On Monday, the last day of his Africa trip, he will address Muslims. Religious sectarian violence has divided the nation.

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Amid A Violent Religious Rift, Pope Preaches Harmony In CAR

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Pope Francis is calling for communal and religious harmony during a visit to the Central African Republic, the final stop of his first African tour. The country has been racked by a d...

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Pope Makes Final Stop On Africa Trip, In Central African Republic

Sunday, November 29, 2015

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Pope Arrives In Uganda On His Visit Through 'The Continent Of Hope'

Friday, November 27, 2015

Pope Francis heads to Uganda on the second leg of his first-ever Africa visit. The country has been hit by attacks from Islamist extremists; the pontiff is urging reconciliation and forgiveness.

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Pope Visits Nairobi Slum; Urges Africa's Governments To Help Those In Poverty

Friday, November 27, 2015

Pope Francis travels from Kenya to Uganda on Friday — the second stop on his trip to Africa. The pope began the day in a place world leaders more typically ignore — the impoverished slums of Nairobi.

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During Pope's First Stop In Africa, Climate's On His Mind

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Pope Francis is making his first-ever trip to Africa, where he is stopping in Kenya, then Uganda and the Central African Republic. All three nations are dealing with issues related to religious extremism.

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Pope Francis' Emphasis On Poverty Revives The 'Pact of The Catacombs'

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Fifty years ago, 40 bishops signed a pledge to make Catholicism a church for the poor. It was soon set aside, but with Pope Francis focused on the downtrodden, that notion could be revived.

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Eritrean Priest's Mission Takes On New Urgency Amid Migrant Crisis

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Father Moses, an Eritrean priest, fled his homeland for Italy 14 years ago. His mission preaching to refugees has new urgency with the recent flood of migrants, including many of his compatriots.

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Pope Francis To Focus On Social Justice Issues During Trip To Africa

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

It's the 11th trip of his papacy and the most dangerous. The pope will visit Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic, a nation split apart by bloody conflict between Muslims and Christians.

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Syrian Antiquities Chief Calls For Help From International Community

Saturday, November 07, 2015

On Thursday, Maamoun Abdulkarim came to address the Italian Parliament regarding the plight of Syria's 10,000 archaeological sites. Italy has been active in helping protect antiquities in conflict zones.

Abdulkarim, the head of Syria's antiquities agency, says that 99 percent of museum collections — some 300,000 museum pieces — have ...

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New Books Allege Years Of Financial Mismanagement At The Vatican

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Intrigue over Vatican finances is gaining steam with this week's publication of two books alleging multi-million dollar waste and theft. It follows the weekend arrest of a priest and ...

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2 Vatican Officials Arrested In Probe Of Leaked Documents

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

The two, a senior priest and a public relations specialist, had served on a now defunct financial overhaul commission. Past efforts to curb corruption at the Holy See have fueled intrigue.

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'Nostra Aetate' Opened Up Catholic, Jewish Relations 50 Years Ago

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Thursday marked the 50th anniversary of the issuance of the most radical document by the Second Vatican Council.

It's called Nostra Aetate, or "In Our Times," and it opened up relations between Catholicism and non-Christian religions. The landmark document repudiated anti-Semitism and the charge that Jews were collectively ...

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Rising Death Toll Of Migrants Turns EU's Attention To Smugglers

Friday, October 30, 2015

A new European operation is stopping, seizing and searching boats in the Mediterranean suspected of migrant trafficking.

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Pope Francis Challenged In Synod Showing Vatican Divisions

Monday, October 26, 2015

Catholic bishops wrapped up a three-week gathering at the Vatican this weekend that focused on family issues, but was overshadowed by doctrinal differences.

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Vatican Synod Ends

Sunday, October 25, 2015

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