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Sylvia Poggioli

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Papal Group Considers Sanctions On Bishops Who Cover Up Abuse

Monday, February 09, 2015

A commission advising Pope Francis on how to tackle clerical sex abuse of minors has completed its first full meeting at the Vatican. The commission has been criticized for its slow start.

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Decades After His Murder, An Archbishop Is Put On Path To Sainthood

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Pope Francis has declared slain Archbishop Oscar Romero a martyr. Previous popes declined to do so, possibly because of Romero's role in liberation theology.

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Pope Francis And His Gift For Blending The Spiritual And The Political

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Despite detractors within the church, Pope Francis' emphasis on humility and mercy has won him strong support worldwide. He has addressed thorny issues such as Vatican finances and clerical sex abuse.

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Vatican Tries To Mend Fences With American Nuns

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Vatican issued a report praising the work of U.S. nuns — a relief to those worried that a probe started in 2008 would be critical of a perceived liberal streak among American nuns.

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In A Land Of Few Christians, Pope Will Reach Out To Muslims In Turkey

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Pope Francis will meet with Turkey's Muslim leaders and the head of the Orthodox Church in what may be the most challenging trip of his young papacy.

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Catholic Synod Highlights Divisions, Sets Stage For Future Battles

Monday, October 20, 2014

Roman Catholic bishops openly addressed hot-button topics that included questions about gays and Catholics who are divorced or remarried. Rarely has a synod attracted such attention.

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For Italy's Gay Rights Advocates, It's 1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back

Monday, October 13, 2014

Italy lags behind other EU states in guaranteeing equal rights for homosexuals. Gay couples have no legal recognition or adoption rights, and a bill that would make homophobia a crime has stalled.

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In 'Season Of Mercy,' Will Vatican Rethink Communion For Divorcees?

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Pope Francis hasn't ruled out changing church doctrine that bars divorced and remarried Catholics from receiving Holy Communion. There are fierce opponents, while others favor simplifying annulment.

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Vatican Synod Tests The Pope's Vision Of A More Merciful Church

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Bishops are meeting with Pope Francis these next two weeks for an extraordinary conference to debate family matters – including hot-button issues like artificial contraception and gay civil unions.

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