Sylvia Poggioli

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Pope Francis To Show Solidarity With Migrants In Lesbos Visit

Friday, April 15, 2016

Pope Francis says he going to the Greek island of Lesbos to show solidarity and sympathy with migrants and those who have been welcoming them. He's also expected to sharply criticize the European Union for what he calls the "globalization of indifference" towards refugees and migrants.

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How Pope Francis Became A Foreign Policy Player

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The pontiff isn't content to remain in the Vatican or sit on the sidelines. His trip this weekend to the Greek island of Lesbos is just one part of his emerging world view.

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A Small Town In Italy Embraces Migrants And Is Reborn

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The southern Italian village of Riace had an aging, dwindling population. That was before it was reborn as a global village following the arrival of thousands of migrants from more than 20 countries.

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Volunteers Offer Italian Language Lessons To Young Migrants

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

In Italy, volunteers are helping young migrants cope with their new reality through one-on-one language lessons.

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Catholic-Protestant Initiative Brings Refugees To Italy On Humanitarian Visas

Monday, February 15, 2016

A Catholic-Protestant initiative is bringing refugees from Lebanon and Morocco to Italy on humanitarian visas to spare them deadly sea crossings. Most are old, sick or women with young children.

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As Questions Swirl, Italy Mourns Death Of Italian Student In Cairo

Friday, February 12, 2016

A funeral is being held Friday in Italy for Giulio Regeni, a doctoral student allegedly tortured and killed in Egypt. Thousands have demanded an independent probe into Regeni's death.

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Pope Francis To Meet With Leader Of Russian Orthodox Church In Cuba

Friday, February 05, 2016

Pope Francis will meet in Cuba next week with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in an effort to heal the 1,000-year-old schism that divided Christianity between East and West.

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Italian Lawmakers Debate Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Legislation to legalize same-sex civil unions is fueling passions across Italy. Activist say they expect hundreds of thousands of anti-gay adoption supporters to protest against the bill on Saturday.

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A Holdout In Western Europe, Italy Prepares To Decide On Civil Unions

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Italy's Senate takes up a measure this week that would permit civil unions, but the bill would not legalize same-sex marriage. All of Western Europe already permits one or both.

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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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