Sylvia Poggioli

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Pope Francis Addresses Rohingya Refugees By Name In Bangladesh

Friday, December 01, 2017

Pope Francis met Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh today. He asked for their forgiveness for all the harm they've endured and, for the first time during his trip, he uttered their name in public.

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In Bangladesh Visit, Pope Francis Again Does Not Mention Rohingya

Thursday, November 30, 2017

In a speech in Bangladesh Thursday, Pope Francis spoke of the "refugees from Rakhine state" but, like he did in Myanmar recently, did not name the Rohingya.

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In Myanmar, Pope Francis Didn't Mention The Rohingya Minority By Name

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Pope Francis is in Myanmar where he voiced support for ethnic minorities, but did not mention the persecuted Muslim Rohingya by name. This, in comments to leader Aung San Suu Kyi, disappointed rights activists seeking support for the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence.

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In Myanmar, Pope Calls For Unity But Doesn't Reference Rohingya Muslims

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Pope Francis was meeting with Myanmar's leaders at a time when they're facing international condemnation over what the State Department calls ethnic cleansing of the country's minority Rohingya.

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On Pope's Visit To Myanmar, Backlash Feared At Mention Of Rohingya

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on Monday where he's expected to address the Rohingya crisis. He'll then head to Bangladesh where an estimated 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled.

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Pope Francis To Visit Myanmar And Bangladesh Amid Rohingya Crisis

Friday, November 24, 2017

Pope Francis is wading into the controversial Rohingya crisis with his upcoming trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh. Among those he will visit is Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been heavily criticized for not denouncing Myanmar's military crackdown on the Muslim minority.

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News Brief: Conyers Investigation, Uber Data Breach, Ratko Mladic

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The House Ethics Committee announced an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against Rep. John Conyers. Also, Uber has acknowledged a massive data breach.

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Ratko Mladic Found Guilty Of Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

After 20 years of trying to bring justice to the former Yugoslavia, we look at the International Criminal Tribunal's end with the sentence for Ratko Mladic.

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In Italy, Right-Wing Politicians Set Their Sights On Parliament

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Right-wing movements favoring anti-immigrant platforms have gained ground in much of Europe. Italy is no exception. Some neo-fascist groups are aiming for parliamentary seats in next year's election.

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The Folk Music Festival That Started With A Spider Bite

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Night of the Taranta, an Italian folk music festival akin to Woodstock, celebrates a musical tradition that dates to antiquity.

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Italy's Coffee Culture Brims With Rituals And Mysterious Rules

Friday, July 14, 2017

Can you drink cappuccino after breakfast? Should you take espresso in a cup or a glass? Italy, perhaps the spiritual home of coffee, has much to say about when and how to enjoy it.

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Italy Threatens To Close Its Ports Over Spike In Migrant Arrivals

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

There's been such a surge of migrants to Italy's shores that it is threatening to close its ports to non-Italian vessels carrying migrants. More than 12,000 migrants arrived the last week of June.

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Australian Police Charge Catholic Cardinal George Pell With Sexual Assault

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Australian police charged Cardinal George Pell with multiple "historical" sex crimes. Pell is a top adviser to Pope Francis and in charge of Vatican finances. Pell claims he is innocent and is taking a leave of absence to defend himself.

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Atop Ancient Ruins, A Rock Opera About Emperor Nero Leaves Some Romans Unimpressed

Friday, June 16, 2017

A new musical seeks to present a different side of the emperor, known best for fiddling while Rome burned. But some historians object to what they see as the commercialization of Roman heritage.

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'We Can Use Peace,' President Trump Says After Exchanging Gifts With Pope

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The president made the remark after the pope presented him with a medallion featuring an olive branch. "I give this to you so that you can be an instrument of peace," the pope told him.

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Trump Meets Pope Francis At The Vatican

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

They disagree on the border wall, climate change and capitalism, but President Donald Trump and Pope Francis met Wednesday at the Vatican.

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Pope Holds Mass In Cairo

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Pope Francis celebrated Roman Catholic Mass on Saturday in a stadium in Cairo, Egypt. His visit is part of an effort to strengthen relations with the Muslim world, and to support Coptic Christians.

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In Egypt, Pope Francis Gives Support To Coptic Christians After Attacks

Friday, April 28, 2017

Pope Francis is in Egypt for a two day trip during which he hopes to strengthen ties with Muslim leaders and also give support to Egypt's ancient Coptic Christian sect, which has been the target of deadly attacks in recent weeks.

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Pope Francis Heads To Egypt

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Pope Francis travels to Egypt this week in an effort to strengthen ties with Islam. He also will meet with Egypt's Coptic Christian community, which has been targeted in deadly attacks.

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Steve Bannon Aligns With Vatican Hard-Liners Who Oppose Pope Francis

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Bannon has made common cause with those in the Vatican who resist the pope's liberal moves. Francis' supporters worry that after Trump's victory, the pope is a lonely progressive on the global stage.

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