Sylvia Poggioli appears in the following:
Wednesday, February 09, 2022
A report on sex abuse in the German Catholic Church faulted former Pope Benedict's handling of four cases. Benedict acknowledged the abuses under his watch but denied any wrongdoing.
Monday, January 17, 2022
After years of legal wrangling, the sprawling Roman villa filled with masterpieces from antiquity to the Renaissance will hit the auction block Tuesday with a starting price of $534 million.
Saturday, December 25, 2021
Pope Francis celebrated Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica as COVID-19 infections surge in Italy.
Friday, December 03, 2021
Italian film director Paolo Sorrentino discusses his new film The Hand of God, which opens in U.S. theaters Dec. 3. It's about the tragedy he experienced as a teen and the escape he found in cinema.
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Trieste has a reputed approach to bringing people with mental illnesses out of hospitals and into the community. Now the region's hard-right politicians are breaking the system apart.
Saturday, October 30, 2021
It was a busy day at the G20 Summit, as leaders from the world's 20 wealthiest countries met in Rome, Italy for their first in-person gathering after nearly two years of coronavirus lockdowns.
Friday, October 29, 2021
President Biden is beginning his European trip by meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican. These two leaders know each other quite well, and share many of the same concerns.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Following violent neo-fascist protests earlier this week, Italy's largest labor federation is holding a rally Saturday to condemn the far-right.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
One of the world's largest regattas, the Barcolana in Trieste, Italy, held its 69th race this week. It is a time to celebrate the good life.
Friday, September 24, 2021
Italy is imposing one of the most strict COVID vaccine mandates in the world starting next month by requiring workers in public or private jobs to show proof of vaccination or lose pay.
Friday, September 17, 2021
The "green pass" will show whether a person has been vaccinated, recently recovered from COVID, or tested negative for the virus. Workers failing to present a pass will be suspended without pay.
Friday, July 30, 2021
Overshadowed by nearby Venice, the lesser-known city of Trieste is one of Italy's great destinations and once the stomping ground of great writers like James Joyce.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Vatican prosecutors accuse a once-powerful cardinal, as well as nine other people, with defrauding the Holy See of millions of dollars. Their trial started this week after a two-year investigation.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
The Vatican is holding its biggest criminal trial in modern history. The case alleges 10 people, including a once-powerful cardinal, of defrauding the Holy See of tens of millions of dollars.
Monday, July 05, 2021
Pope Francis is recovering following colon surgery. The Vatican says the 84-year-old pontiff's surgery was planned and uneventful.
Sunday, June 06, 2021
For a long time, the Catholic Church rejected scientific findings that conflicted with its doctrine, even persecuting Galileo. Now the Vatican looks to promote its observatory as a bridge to science.
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
The first major revision of Catholic canon law in nearly four decades redefines clerical sex abuse and mandates specific punishments. It also sets punishments for the attempted ordination of women.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
The series is Italy's first with a majority Black cast. Lead actor Giuseppe Dave Seke tells NPR that Zero is "opening up a door in Italy that was just waiting to be opened."
Monday, May 24, 2021
Italy is in mourning after a cable car in the country's majestic northern lakes region plunged to the ground. The disaster is reviving questions about the safety of Italy's transport infrastructure.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
The possible plan could affect President Biden, among other Catholic political figures. The Vatican is calling for U.S. bishops to reach a consensus and says any such move could sow division.