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Sylvia Poggioli

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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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Vatican Denounces Letter Criticizing Pope Francis On Family

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A letter leaked by a veteran Vatican analyst known to be critical of the Francis papacy, has thrown the synod on the family into turmoil and confusion. Allegedly signed by 13 conserva...

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Bishops Question How To Achieve Pope's Vision Of An Inclusive Church

Monday, October 05, 2015

Pope Francis has opened an assembly of bishops to talk about issues facing families — such as marriage, divorce and contraception. He reiterated that the Catholic church opposes same-sex marriage.

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Vatican Responds To 'Clarify' Pope's Meeting With Kentucky Clerk

Friday, October 02, 2015

The Vatican says Francis did not ask for a meeting with Kim Davis, who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, and should not be seen as supporting Davis' stance.

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An Airborne Papal Press Conference As Francis Returns Home

Monday, September 28, 2015

About half an hour after takeoff from Philadelphia and a grueling, nine-day visit to Cuba and the United States, Pope Francis looked tired Sunday night when he appeared before reporters. He suffers from sciatica, and it was visible this week that he was having difficulty walking up stairs and standing ...

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On Plane Back To Rome, Pope Reflects On His First U.S. Visit

Monday, September 28, 2015

A visibly tired Pope Francis spoke with reporters during a freewheeling press conference in the air. Topics included his impressions of the U.S., clergy sex abuse and women's role in the church.

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Pope Bids Farewell To U.S., At A Final Mass In Philadelphia

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Some 1.5 million people were expected to attend the Pope's last Mass in the U.S. on Sunday. It's the centerpiece of his weeklong visit.

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The Hectic, Tiring, Exciting Task Of Covering A Papal Tour

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Competition to get admitted to the papal trip to Cuba and the U.S. was fierce: Some 140 reporters and photographers applied for the 76 seats available for print, radio and TV journalists. I strategized for much of June on the best way to secure one of them.

On the day ...

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Before The World's Most Powerful, Pope Delivers Environmental Message

Friday, September 25, 2015

Pope Francis issued a call for social justice in a speech to world officials gathered at the United Nations on Friday. Degradation of the environment, he argued, hits the poor the hardest.

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At U.N., Pope Gets Standing Ovation For Message About Poverty

Friday, September 25, 2015

As part of his U.S. tour, Pope Francis spoke to the United Nation's General Assembly. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli discusses the pope's address with Renee Montagne.

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