Sylvia Poggioli

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EU Commission To Submit Plan To Share In Migrant Burden

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.


Relentless Flow Of Migrants Causes Alarm In Italy

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.


Vatican Hosts Climate Change Conference Ahead Of Papal Encyclical

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...


For Europe-Bound Migrants, Desperation Outweighs Risks

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.


Migrants Fleeing Violence Dock At Sicilian Port Of Augusta

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.


Migrants Recall Horrors Of Mediterranean Shipwreck

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.


More Than 800 Dead In Mediterranean Migrant Tragedy

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.


Italy Calls On EU To Act After Migrants Drown In Mediterranean

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.


Latest Mediterranean Incident Highlights Italy's Migrant Crisis

Saturday, April 18, 2015

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Vatican Ends Battle With U.S. Nuns

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Vatican took over the Leadership Conference of Women Religious three years ago claiming the group undermined Catholic teaching while promoting "certain radical feminist themes."


Armenian 'Genocide' Remarks By Pope Francis Spark Row With Turkey

Monday, April 13, 2015

The pope continues his theme of outspoken criticism against the complicity of silence of today's world community against the persecution of Christians and other minorities by Islamic extremists.


Rome's Plan For Prostitutes Upsets Sex Workers And The Catholic Church

Thursday, April 09, 2015

One neighborhood is creating a "zone of tolerance" to confine prostitutes to certain areas. The community likes it and says it had to act because Italian society has failed to address the issue.

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Pope Francis' Financial Reforms Rattle Vatican's Old Guard

Saturday, March 14, 2015

When the College of Cardinals elected the new head of the Roman Catholic Church two years ago, Pope Francis was given the mandate to put the Vatican's dysfunctional administration in order.

As the papacy's enters its third year, some of the biggest reforms have been achieved in the Vatican's finances, ...


Italian Architects Look To Replicate NY High Line Success In Rome

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The pedestrian and cyclist path would make use of a one-mile stretch of abandoned, elevated concrete track. "You are still in the city," Renzo Piano says, "but you are flying above the city."


Architect Renzo Piano: The Future Of Europe's Cities Is In The Suburbs

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

In the 1960s and '70s, Piano was involved in the battle to revive decaying historic centers of cities. Now the Pritzker Prize-winning architect is fighting to save their often desolate outskirts.


Vatican Says Ransom Sought For Missing Michelangelo Letters

Monday, March 09, 2015

In a development reminiscent of a Dan Brown thriller, the Vatican confirmed a report that it has received a ransom demand for the return of two stolen letters written by the renaissan...


For Women's Day, Group Takes A Messge To The Vatican

Sunday, March 08, 2015

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James Bond Meets His Match โ€” The Roman Cobblestone

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The headline in today's La Repubblica was, "The streets of Rome bring Bond to a standstill โ€” car hits pothole, Craig suffers head injury."

The newspaper reported that the accident occurred while actor Daniel Craig, reprising the role of the suave British spy in the 24th James Bond thriller, Spectre, ...


Dutch Soccer Fans Vandalize Rome's La Barcaccia Fountain

Friday, February 20, 2015

Some 7000 fans of the Rotterdam soccer team Feyenoord are believed to have traveled to Rome for yesterday's Europa League game against AS Roma.

The game ended in a draw, 1-1, a needed anticlimax after two days of street battles.

On Wednesday, tourists fled and shops hurriedly closed their shutters ...


Italian Island Bears The Brunt Of Migrant Surge From Libya

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Italy has recently rescued more than 2,000 migrants off Libya's coast. The holding center on Lampedusa can't handle the surge. Authorities worry Islamist militants might arrive amid the migrants.