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Sylvia Poggioli

Sylvia Poggioli appears in the following:

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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Pope Francis Applauded For Message On Poverty At U.N.

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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Pope Francis Arrives In New York After Speech At Congress

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pope Francis arrives in New York Thursday evening for the second leg of his historic visit to the United States.

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Pope Francis Celebrates First-Ever Mass In U.S.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Pope Francis canonized the United States' first saint, Junipero Serra, on Wednesday. The controversial Spanish missionary founded Catholic missions in California in the 18th century.

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Pope Francis Arrives In U.S. After Visit To Cuba

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Pope Francis arrived Tuesday for his first-ever trip to the United States. He came from Cuba, whose warming relations with the U.S. are due in part to papal mediation.

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Slumping Badly In Polls, Scott Walker Quits GOP Race

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Republican presidential field is now smaller by one, with the departure of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker from the race. After an early rise to contender status, Walker suffered a sudden decline.

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Pope Francis' Southern Entry To The U.S. Has Symbolic Meaning

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Starting his three-day visit as a migrant from Cuba was intentional. In a speech to Congress, he's expected to challenge positions along the political and social spectrum with more straight talk.

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Pope Francis Holds Public Mass In Holguin, Cuba

Monday, September 21, 2015

Pope Francis took his message of grace and forgiveness to the eastern Cuban city of Holguin Monday where he blessed the city and held a public mass.

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Pope Francis Preaches Peaceful Politics In Cuba

Sunday, September 20, 2015

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What Should Americans Expect To Hear From The Pope?

Friday, September 18, 2015

Pope Francis arrives in the United States next week. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli offers this preview of what to expect from the first Latin American pope with a global south perspective.

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Native Americans Protest Canonization Of Junipero Serra

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

When Pope Francis canonizes Junipero Serra, he will become the first Hispanic American saint. Analysts see this as an effort to restore the historical balance away from "Anglo-centric...

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Pope Francis Announces Window To Forgive Women Who Had Abortions

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Pope Francis is giving all priests a window of discretion to forgive women who have had abortions. The window is during the upcoming holy year, which will begin in December.

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Philadelphia Faces Challenges Ahead Of Pope Francis' Visit

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Philadelphia's archbishop is preparing for Pope Francis' visit in September. The challenges, he says, include raising the $45 million needed to stage the event.

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Pope Francis Calls For Urgent Action On Climate Change In Encyclical

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Pope Francis blames climate change on apathy, political shortsightedness and a pursuit of profits. In a papal encyclical, he calls climate change one of the principal challenges facing humanity today.

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Leaked Encyclical Highlights Growing Resistance To Pope's Reform Agenda

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A draft of Pope Francis' encyclical on climate climate change was leaked Wednesday before its scheduled release.

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Will Pope's Much-Anticipated Encyclical Be A Clarion Call On Climate Change?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

On Thursday, the Vatican releases Pope Francis' document on the environment and poverty. He has said he believes global warming is a moral, and man-made, issue — angering climate change skeptics.

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As Migrants Stream In, Italy And The EU Are At Odds

Monday, June 15, 2015

Italy, a leading destination for migrants, says it wants to help save them but doesn't want to keep all of them. Meanwhile, some EU countries are closing their borders to migrants.

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At World's Fair In Italy, The Future Of Food Is On The Table

Sunday, May 31, 2015

For the next six months, Italy is hosting a dinner party — and the entire world is invited to attend.

The event, called Expo Milano 2015, is the latest World's Fair. This year's theme is "feeding the planet, energy for life." The global population is projected to pass 9 ...

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