Sylvia Poggioli

Sylvia Poggioli appears in the following:

Pope Benedict XVI apologizes for handling of sexual abuse cases but denies wrongdoing

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.


An epic inheritance fight will soon cost a Texas-born princess her 16th century villa

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.


Pope Francis gives an early Christmas Eve homily with a pointed message on humility

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Pope Francis celebrated Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica as COVID-19 infections surge in Italy.


Paolo Sorrentino's new film 'The Hand of God' is based on his adolescence in Naples

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.


A public mental health model in Italy earns global praise. Now it faces its demise

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.


Italian prime minister: multilateralism is the answer to COVID pandemic

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.


Biden continues the tradition of U.S. presidents meeting with the pope

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.


Italian demonstrators flock to Rome for anti-fascist protest

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.


Thousands gather in Italy to celebrate the Barcolana Regatta

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.


Italy's New COVID Vaccine Mandate Is One Of The Strictest In The World

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.


Italy Is Making COVID-19 Health Passes Mandatory For All Workers

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.


A Once-Forgotten Port Of Italy Is Alive With A Diverse Cultural And Literary Legacy

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.


A Landmark Fraud And Corruption Trial Opens At The Vatican

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.


The Vatican Is Holding Its Biggest Criminal Trial In Modern History

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.


Pope Francis Said To Be In Good Condition Following Colon Surgery

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.


The Vatican's Space Observatory Wants To See Stars And Faith Align

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.


The Pope Is Toughening Church Laws On Sex Abuse, Fraud And The Ordination Of Women

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.


In New Italian Netflix Series 'Zero,' A Black Hero Makes Invisibility His Superpower

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."


Cable Car In Northern Italy Falls To The Ground Killing 14 People

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.


Vatican Warns U.S. Bishops About Denying Communion To Supporters Of Abortion Rights

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.