Sylvia Poggioli

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Resurgence Of Cleric Scandal Invigorates Conservative U.S. Critics Of Pope Francis

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Politically conservative Catholics criticize Francis for being pro-migrant, anti-capitalist and less rigid in doctrine than predecessors. The cleric sex abuse scandals have emboldened these critics.


Vatican's Meeting Of Bishops Is Overshadowed By Abuse Allegations

Monday, October 08, 2018

As the Catholic Church deals with new sex-abuse revelations, the pope opened a three-week gathering of bishops in Rome Saturday on how to make the Church relevant for young people.


Pope Meets With Church Leaders Amid New Sex Abuse Allegations

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Pope Francis met with a delegation of U.S. Catholic Church leaders. The pope also announced that he's calling an unprecedented meeting in February of more than 100 bishops from around the world.


Pope Meets U.S. Bishops In Rome Over Sex Abuse

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Pope Francis is meeting with U.S. archbishops Thursday about the sex abuse crisis and in particular the accusations against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, formerly the archbishop of Washington, D.C.


Italians Welcome First Starbucks Store With Defiance — And Curiosity

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Italians coined the words "espresso" and "cappuccino" and think of themselves as the custodians of top quality coffee. So the arrival of the first Starbucks in Milan has been met with skepticism and alarm — but also curiosity.


Starbucks Comes To Italy

Thursday, September 06, 2018

This week, Starbucks opens its first location in Italy. The new store is in Milan, which former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz credits with the inspiration for the company.


With Vatican In Turmoil Over Abuse Allegations, Questions Remain About What Pope Knew

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

In the era of social media and the 24-hour news cycle, mudslinging between rival church factions is now occurring in the open. Key unanswered questions have emboldened some of the pope's critics.


Pope Francis Visits Ireland Amid Latest Clergy Sex Abuse Scandals

Friday, August 24, 2018

Ireland has been plagued by sexual abuse scandals involving priests. The pope's visit comes as the Catholic Church faces multiple sexual abuse scandals across the world.


Pope Francis To Visit Ireland Amid Church Scandals Across The World

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The pope is under intense pressure to enact concrete measures to ensure accountability for church officials who ignored or covered up sexual abuse by clergy.


Pope Francis Expresses 'Shame And Sorrow' Over Pennsylvania Abuse Allegations

Thursday, August 16, 2018

After days of silence and a barrage of criticism for failing to address the most recent priest sex abuse scandal, the Vatican speaks: "The Holy See condemns unequivocally the sexual abuse of minors."


Italian Officials Say Dozens Of People May Have Died In Bridge Collapse

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A long section of the towering Ponte Morandi Bridge collapsed in Genoa, Italy, on Tuesday — sending cars and trucks on the highway crashing down below.


Italian Bridge Partially Collapses, Sending Vehicles Crashing Below

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The bridge was part of a busy highway in the port city of Genoa in Northwest Italy. About a dozen vehicles were likely on the bridge when it collapsed, authorities say.


Rome's City Services Falling Behind

Saturday, August 04, 2018

From buses that catch fire to uncollected trash, Rome is facing a mess of problems with urban services. One group has responded by filling 5,000 potholes as the city tries to repair itself.


NPR's Foreign Correspondents On Trump's Criticism Of Europe's Immigration Policy

Saturday, July 14, 2018

President Trump has blasted establishment politicians as he travels through Europe. In the "Barbershop," Michel Martin asks NPR correspondents if his populist messaging is affecting European politics.


Ascendant 'Italians First' Politician Vows Mass Deportations And Challenges EU

Friday, June 29, 2018

Meet Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who has emerged as a powerful hard-liner driving tough anti-immigration stances in Italy's new government.


This Room Is Thought To Have Been Michelangelo's Secret Hideaway And Drawing Board

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Sketches on the walls of a once hidden room of a museum in Florence help shed light on the Renaissance artist's creative process — and on a mysterious and dangerous period in his life.


Italy's Role In The EU Questioned After New Government Is Formed

Friday, June 01, 2018

Italy's president has consented to allow two populist parties to form a governing coalition. But the arrangement has left some watchers worried about the potential consequences for Europe.


After Months Of Talks, Italy Has A New Coalition Government

Friday, June 01, 2018

The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League have joined forces — a move that has investors and the European Union on edge over promises for a referendum on the eurozone.


The Formation Of Italy's New Government Is Causing A Crisis With Global Implications

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

At heart is a power struggle between politicians who want Italy to remain a member of the European Union and the winners of March elections — Euroskeptic populists. Italy's president vetoed a populist coalition meaning fresh elections may need to be called.


In Italy, Populists' Bid To Form Government Fails After Presidential Veto

Monday, May 28, 2018

Furious over President Sergio Mattarella's rejection of the populist coalition's euroskeptic pick for economic minister, 5-Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio called for Mattarella's impeachment.