Sylvia Poggioli appears in the following:
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
A draft of Pope Francis' encyclical on climate climate change was leaked Wednesday before its scheduled release.
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.
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.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Vertical farms, food trucks, tropical forests and the supermarket of the future are on display at Expo 2015 in Milan. Exhibits from 145 countries focus on how to feed the planet sustainably.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Italy holds regional elections on Sunday. Trying to make a comeback is scandal-plagued former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. When he joined Instagram, he posted more than 60 photos his first day.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Blockbusters like Ben-Hur were filmed at Cinecittà, a 100-acre movie metropolis, during its heyday. After decades of hard times, a tax credit has sparked a revival of "Hollywood on the Tiber."
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The European Union is planning to propose to its 28-member nations a quota on migrants entering Europe. It also is seeking military action against people smuggling migrants out of Libya.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
In just four days, some 7,000 migrants on dozens of flimsy vessels were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea. Italian authorities are scrambling to find shelters for them.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Pope Francis wants world leaders to work together to enact laws that will slow or stop emissions that fuel climate change. He is expected to deliver a papal encyclical in June highlig...
Monday, April 27, 2015
At a charity center in Sicily, survivors of the dangerous sea crossings from Libya to Italy face legal and economic limbo and a frosty welcome. But it's still better than the places they fled.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A ship carrying nearly 450 migrants docked at the Italian port of Augusta Wednesday. The International Organization for Migration says many migrants are families fleeing the conflict in Syria.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Italy is considering targeted interventions against smugglers as the toll of those dying in the Mediterranean continues to rise. The weekend shipwreck off the Libyan coast may have claimed 800 lives.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Authorities have arrested two alleged smugglers who might be responsible for the deaths. Nearly 2,000 migrants have perished in the Mediterranean since the beginning of the year.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Hundreds of migrants are believed dead after a smugglers' boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized off the Libyan coast. Pressure is growing on EU leaders to prevent such tragedies.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Italian police detained 15 Muslim migrants this week, accused of throwing 12 Christians off a smuggling vessel in the Mediterranean because of their faith.