Sylvia Poggioli

Sylvia Poggioli appears in the following:

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.


Vatican Clamps Down On U.S. Cardinals' Media Briefings

Thursday, March 07, 2013

At the Vatican, cardinals continue to noodle over when to hold the conclave to choose the next pope. There has been intense global interest in the process, and American cardinals have been at the forefront in briefing reporters and controlling the message. But the Americans have been told to put a lid on it.


Cardinals At Odds Over When To Begin Choosing Next Pope

Monday, March 04, 2013

The College of Cardinals is holding its first official meetings Monday at the Vatican. Some want the conclave to start as soon as possible; others want time to get to know each other. The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI has posed challenges for the cardinals as they set out to choose the next pope.


As Pope Benedict XVI Exits, Catholic Church Faces An Identity Crisis

Thursday, February 28, 2013

After greeting cardinals in the Vatican, Pope Benedict boarded a helicopter and flew to the papal summer residence south of Rome on Thursday. With his resignation official, the Papal Swiss Guard, which has served popes since the 16th century, will prepare for the arrival of his successor, whoever that may be. Audie Cornish talks to Sylvia Poggioli.


Benedict XVI Leaves The Vatican, Headed To Retirement

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The first pope to retire in centuries will stay at the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo until an apartment for him at the Vatican is renovated. Meantime, preparations for electing a new pope are under way.


In Greece, The Election May Have Been The Easy Part

Monday, June 18, 2012

The pro-bailout New Democracy party squeaked through in parliamentary elections. But now it must find partners to form a coalition, and the new government will have to deal with a polarized society and with widespread anger over tough austerity measures.


In Fiery Protest, Italian Museum Sets Art Ablaze

Monday, May 21, 2012

In Italy, the budgets of state-run museums, archaeological sites and libraries are among the hardest hit by the government's tough austerity measures. One museum director is protesting by systematically burning pieces from his museum.


Vatican Leaks Raise Questions Over Finances

Thursday, March 29, 2012

An archbishop who complained of corruption was sent to the United States, and the Vatican is carrying out a rare criminal investigation to see who leaked documents purporting financial misdeeds.


In Italy, Art As A Window Into Modern Banking

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

With a nod to the current financial crisis in Europe, an Italian art exhibition looks at the often controversial role that banking played in expanding trade and helping usher in the Renaissance.


Crippled Ship To Remain Off Italy's Coast For Months

Monday, January 30, 2012

Rough seas over the weekend again forced the suspension of recovery operations at the cruise ship that capsized off the coast of Italy. Officials estimate it will take 10 months to remove the ship. In addition to the loss of human life, there is fear there will be an environmental disaster.


How Berlusconi Created A Country In His Own Image

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Silvio Berlusconi's resignation as prime minister marks the end of a political career that tainted Italy's international image and helped bring its economy to the brink of bankruptcy. A fraction of the scandals he endured would destroy political careers elsewhere, but Berlusconi held unprecedented control through a media empire.