Sylvia Poggioli

Sylvia Poggioli appears in the following:

Vatican's McCarrick Report Casts A Dark Cloud Over Pope John Paul II's Legacy

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

A Vatican investigation into church leaders' failings that allowed the rise of a now-disgraced former U.S. cardinal has led some Catholics to call for "difficult reckoning" with the sainted pope.

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Vatican Report Shows Clerics Of All Ranks Were Covering Up A Sexual Predator

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

A new Vatican report on a former cardinal, who was defrocked amid allegations of sexual misconduct, shows that Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI were aware of the accusations.

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Far-Right, Mafias In Italy Fuel Some Violent Anti-Lockdown Protests

Sunday, November 01, 2020

After months of public compliance, the Italian government is getting fierce and sometimes violent pushback against coronavirus lockdown measures.

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Italy, Spain Tighten Restrictions After Coronavirus Cases Spike

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Protests are growing against renewed coronavirus restrictions in Italy, which is seeing a surge in cases. Spain has declared a national state of emergency, and the government is enforcing a curfew.

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Vatican Court Hears Unprecedented Sexual Abuse Criminal Trial

Monday, October 26, 2020

A 28-year-old priest is charged with sexually abusing an altar boy over a five-year period in a Vatican City youth seminary. Another priest, the former rector, is charged with covering up the abuse.

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Trial Of A Priest Charged With Sexually Abusing An Altar Boy To Resume In Vatican

Monday, October 26, 2020

Proceedings in a criminal trial of a priest charged with sexually abusing a minor and a second priest accused of covering it up are scheduled to resume Tuesday in the Vatican.

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U.S. Catholics Will Get Their 1st Black Cardinal In November

Monday, October 26, 2020

Pope Francis named Archbishop Wilton Gregory as the first African American cardinal. Gregory, along with 12 others, will be elevated to the position in a ceremony at the Vatican next month.

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In New Documentary, Pope Francis Endorses Civil Unions For Same-Sex Couples

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

In the new documentary Francesco, Pope Francis calls for civil union laws for same-sex couples in what would seem to be a break from traditional Catholic teaching.

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Pope Francis Calls For Same-Sex Civil Union Law In New Documentary

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

"What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered," the pope said in an interview in the film Francesco, which premiered Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival.

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'You Cannot Serve Both God And Money': Vatican's Financial Scandal Takes New Twist

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Italian police arrested a woman linked to a cardinal fired by Pope Francis, the latest development in an investigation into alleged financial crimes involving the Vatican.

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Vatican Plagued By Scandal As Pope Francis Sorts Through Its Finances

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Pope Francis faces a scandal as he tries to sort out the Vatican's finances. This month, he appeared publicly with European financial inspectors to reassure them that he's cleaning house.

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Pope Francis Laments Failures Of Market Capitalism In Blueprint For Post-COVID World

Sunday, October 04, 2020

In a new encyclical addressing everything from fraternity and income inequality to immigration and social justice, the pope argues the pandemic has shown that free market capitalism has failed.

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Lessons Learned After 1 Million Global Coronavirus Deaths

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

As the world marks the sad milestone of 1 million lives lost to the coronavirus, NPR's international team reviews the way nations have handled the pandemic.

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In Tuscany, Renaissance-Era Wine Windows Are Made For Social Distancing

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Tuscany's wine windows, each 12 inches high and 8 inches wide, were indispensable during a 17th century plague. They've became useful again during the coronavirus pandemic — even after lockdown ended.

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Italians Revive An Old Wine-Serving Custom In Florence

Monday, September 07, 2020

In the era of social distancing, Italians in Florence have revived the custom of serving wine through pint-size windows in centuries-old buildings.

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After Italians Endured Harsh Lockdowns, COVID-19 Cases Spike Again

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Italy dramatically reduced its coronavirus cases after its early days as the epicenter of the pandemic. It is, however, seeing a resurgence of the virus as businesses, including discos, reopen.

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Records From Once-Secret Archive Offer New Clues Into Vatican Response To Holocaust

Saturday, August 29, 2020

The Vatican has long maintained that Pope Pius XII did everything he could to save Jewish lives, but newly unearthed papers have renewed accusations of complicit silence against him.

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Newly Unveiled Archives Reveal Pope Pius XII's Response To The Holocaust

Saturday, August 29, 2020

New revelations emerge from the long-secret Vatican archive about what Pope Pius XII knew — and did — about the Nazis mass murder of Jews.

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In Italy, A Migrants' Advocate Fights For The 'Invisibles'

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

"The reality is that laborers work at the limit of human dignity," Aboubakar Soumahoro tells NPR. He's the subject of a new documentary, The Invisibles, shot at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Advocate Reveals The Plight Of Migrant Workers In Italy

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

The pandemic has revealed how dependent Italians are on migrant farm workers. The new documentary, Invisible, profiles a migrant champion as he raises the awareness of their plight.

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