Sylvia Poggioli

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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.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


Italy's Berlusconi Discovers Social Media As A Campaign Tool

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.


Rome's Cinematic 'Dream Factory' Ramps Up Production Once Again

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."


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.