Sylvia Poggioli

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Pope Francis Puts The Poor Front And Center

Monday, May 20, 2013

Over the past week, Pope Francis has launched a crescendo of attacks on the global financial system and what he calls a "cult of money" that does not help the poor.

The 2-month-old papacy of Francis — the Argentina-born Jorge Bergoglio — is shaping up as a papacy focused ...


No More Smuggling: Many Cured Italian Meats Coming To America

Thursday, May 16, 2013

American gourmets and lovers of Italian food products, your days as food smugglers are over.

No more stuffing your suitcases with delicacies bought in Italy, hoping the sniffer dogs at JFK or other American airports won't detect the banned-in-the-USA foodstuffs inside your luggage.

In the U.S., they're called cured meats, ...


Long Hidden, Vatican Painting Linked To Native Americans

Sunday, May 05, 2013

For close to 400 years, the painting was closed off to the world. For the past 124 years, millions of visitors walked by without noticing an intriguing scene covered with centuries of grime.

Only now, the Vatican says a detail in a newly cleaned 15th century fresco shows what may ...


EU Embraces 'Suspended Coffee': Pay It Forward With A Cup Of Joe

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tough economic times and growing poverty in much of Europe are reviving a humble tradition that began some one-hundred years ago in the Italian city of Naples. It's called caffè sospeso — "suspended coffee": A customer pays in advance for a person who cannot afford a cup of coffee.

The ...


With New Pope, Catholic Women Hope To Regain Church Leadership Roles

Monday, April 01, 2013

The newly elected pope's focus on the poor and the marginalized has instilled great faith among many Catholic women. They hope the papacy of Pope Francis will promote a leading role for women in the church.

A group of American nuns and Catholic women recently made a pilgrimage to ...


Pope's First Easter Mass Sends Messages Of Peace

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Pope Francis celebrated his first Easter Sunday Mass praying for world peace and urging a diplomatic solution to the standoff on the Korean peninsula.

Only two weeks after his election, the first pope from the developing world continues to make his mark on the Catholic Church.

St. Peter's Square was ...


Amanda Knox May Face Retrial After Italian Court Ruling

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


At The Vatican, A Social Media Blackout Keeps Cardinals Pure

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Last-minute preparations are under way at the Vatican where the conclave to elect the new pope begins Tuesday.

The 115 cardinal electors will remain at the Sistine Chapel incommunicado from the rest of the world as they vote. In the era of social media, however, Vatican officials are taking every ...


Vatican Clamps Down On U.S. Cardinals' Media Briefings

Thursday, March 07, 2013

As Roman Catholic cardinals prepare to elect the next pope, old-style Vatican secrecy has prevailed over American-style transparency.

Under pressure from Vatican-based cardinals, their American counterparts canceled their daily briefings that drew hundreds of news-starved journalists.

The clampdown was part of what is shaping up as a major confrontation over ...


Cardinals At Odds Over When To Begin Choosing Next Pope

Monday, March 04, 2013

The College of Cardinals is holding its first official meetings at the Vatican on Monday. The top agenda item is choosing which day to start the closed-door conclave that will elect the new pope. With no clear front-runner, the conclave outcome is unpredictable.

The papal resignation has put the cardinals ...