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Sylvia Poggioli

Sylvia Poggioli appears in the following:

Pope Francis: Even Atheists Can Be Redeemed

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

After the popes comments, headlines proclaimed, "Even Atheists Can Go To Heaven." A Vatican spokesman quickly intervened and said this was not the case. Still, the remarks were in keeping with a pope who is emphasizing inclusiveness and wants to speak to a global audience that reaches far beyond the Catholic Church.

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At 500, Machiavelli's 'Prince' Still Inspires Love And Fear

Monday, May 27, 2013

Niccolo Machiavelli is synonymous with political deceit, cynicism and ruthlessness. He called his most famous work, The Prince, a handbook for statesmen. An exhibit in Rome celebrates the 500th anniversary of what's still one of the most influential political essays in Western literature.

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Young People Cast Out Of Italy's Welfare System

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

In Italy, the youth jobless rate is nudging 40 percent, a record high in post-war history. Demographer Stefano Rosina says the Italian welfare system has always been skewed toward the middle-aged and elderly, leaving Italian youths with no political or trade union representation.

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Pope Francis Puts The Poor Front And Center

Monday, May 20, 2013

Shunning the formalities of his office and focusing on poverty, Pope Francis is drawing a sharp contrast between his 2-month-old papacy and those of his predecessors.

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No More Smuggling: Many Cured Italian Meats Coming To America

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Culatello. Capocollo. Sopressata. It will soon be legal to import a whole new world of Italian cured pork products, thanks to the USDA's decision to end a decades-long ban. Every Italian region and province, and even many towns have their own distinctive salumi.

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Long Hidden, Vatican Painting Linked To Native Americans

Sunday, May 05, 2013

A newly cleaned painting in the Vatican, which dates to 1494, may be the first European depiction of Native Americans. The painting had been largely ignored for more than 500 years.

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After Months Of Deadlock, Italy Gets New Government

Monday, April 29, 2013

On Sunday, a new government was sworn in in Italy. The event was marred by a man who shot and wounded two police officers and a passerby as the swearing in ceremony was taking place.

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EU Embraces 'Suspended Coffee': Pay It Forward With A Cup Of Joe

Thursday, April 25, 2013

About a century ago, a beautiful tradition emerged in the Italian city of Naples: Cafe-goers would buy a cup of coffee anonymously and in advance for a less-fortunate stranger. With much of Europe now in tight financial times, the custom is spreading across the continent.

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Italian Government's Political Deadlock May End

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Eight weeks after an exceptionally tight election, Italy still has no government. While the deadlock may be broken this week, the battle has wounded Italy's political establishment.

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With New Pope, Catholic Women Hope To Regain Church Leadership Roles

Monday, April 01, 2013

A group of American nuns and Catholic women has traveled to Rome for a pilgrimage to the sites where there are traces on frescoes, mosaics and sarcophagi that show how women played an important role in the church in the early centuries of Christianity. Groups say women once held "co-equal roles with men."

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Pope's First Easter Mass Sends Messages Of Peace

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Pope Francis called for peace before a crowd of tens of thousands in St. Peter's Square on Sunday. He called for reconciliation in the Korean Peninsula, an end to the conflicts in Syria and between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Italian High Court Overturns Acquittal Of American Student Accused Of Murder

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Italy's highest court has overturned the 2011 acquittal of Amanda Knox, the American student who, together with her then boyfriend, was accused of killing her roommate in Perugia in 2007. It raises the possibility that Italy will seek to extradite her from the U.S. to be re-tried. U.S. constitutional protection against double jeopardy would complicate any extradition attempt, however. Knox, now a student at the University of Washington, said it was "painful" to receive the news but said she will face the continuing legal battle "confident in the truth and with our heads held high." The original trial attracted world wide attention.

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Amanda Knox May Face Retrial After Italian Court Ruling

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

In a surprise ruling, Italy's highest court ordered a retrial of American student Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. The ruling overturned the 2011 acquittal of the two defendants after they had spent four years in jail.

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Catholics Embrace Pope Francis' Simple Gestures

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pope Francis is formally inaugurated in a mass in St. Peter's Square Tuesday. Leaders from all over the world are attending. In less than a week, the pope has made himself known to the Catholic world and beyond for his direct and simple words and gestures.

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Installation Mass Launches Pope Francis' Papacy

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

At a mass in St. Peter's Square, the pope appealed to political leaders of the world to protect the environment, the poor and the marginalized. Representatives of the world's major religions were present, as well as some 132 delegations from all over the world.

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Pope Francis Displays 'Common Touch' On First Day

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pope Francis' spent his first day as leader of the Roman Catholic Church on Thursday.

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Election Of Pope Francis Could Signal New Start For Church

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Roman Catholics woke up Thursday with a new pope โ€” the first non-European supreme pontiff since the early centuries of Christianity. The Argentine chose the name Francis, never before used by any other pope. That could signal the start of a new chapter for the crisis-ridden church.

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First Latin American Pope Known As A Humble Leader

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Audie Cornish talks to Sylvia Poggioli about the scene at the Vatican after a Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was elected as pope on Wednesday.

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No Clear Front-Runner For Next Pope On The Eve Of Cardinals' Conclave

Monday, March 11, 2013

There's a growing sense of excitement and trepidation among visitors to St. Peter's Square on the eve of the conclave to elect a new pope. The 115 Catholic cardinals who will cast ballots break down into two groups: the so-called Roman party, members of the Vatican administration known as the curia, and the so-called reformers, cardinals from outside Rome. The cardinals have said there is no strong consensus around any one candidate so there will probably be several rounds of voting over several days. A cardinal must receive two-thirds of the vote to become pope.

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At The Vatican, A Social Media Blackout Keeps Cardinals Pure

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Preparations at the site of Tuesday's papal conclave include a high-tech scrubbing of the chapel for bugs and electronic monitoring equipment. Wi-Fi will be blocked throughout Vatican City, and cardinals with Twitter and Facebook accounts have been warned.

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