Sylvia Poggioli

Sylvia Poggioli appears in the following:

7 Years Of The First Non-European Pope

Monday, March 16, 2020

Seven years after Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio became Pope Francis, the first non-European pontiff is under attack from traditionalists who think he's leading Catholics astray.

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Reporter's Notebook: What Life Is Like In Rome Under Coronavirus Lockdown

Monday, March 16, 2020

Life in Rome is turned upside down, writes NPR's Sylvia Poggioli: "Even for someone who has reported from war zones, it's unnerving ... like being suspended between the Dark Ages and a sci-fi future."

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Postcard From Italy's Coronavirus Lockdown: 'Feels Like Another World'

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Coronavirus has brought life in Italy to a standstill. The only sounds on the streets these days are birds, church bells — and songs for healthcare workers from Italians on their apartment balconies.

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U.S. Can Learn From Other Countries About Containing COVID-19

Friday, March 13, 2020

As the U.S. manages the coronavirus, NPR's Rachel Martin talks to three NPR correspondents in some hard-hit countries: China, South Korea and Italy, to ask what lessons the U.S. should learn.

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Italy Expands Quarantine Measures Nationwide To Stem Spread Of Coronavirus

Monday, March 09, 2020

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday declared the entire country a "red zone," meaning people should stay home except for work and emergencies.

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Italy Attempts Massive Quarantine To Stop Spread Of Coronavirus

Monday, March 09, 2020

Italy is resorting to drastic measures to stop the spread of coronavirus. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly also speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Eric Sylvers, who is in Milan.

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Latest On Coronavirus In Italy

Sunday, March 08, 2020

The government of Italy has imposed a lockdown on its northern region, including the cities of Milan and Venice. More than 5,800 people have tested positive for COVID-19, and 233 have died.

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With Italy's Coronavirus Cases Rising Fast, Rome's Streets Go Quiet

Friday, March 06, 2020

Almost 200 people have died from COVID-19 in Italy and over 4,000 have tested positive. Though the capital is far from the epicenter in the north, its famed tourist sites are nearly empty.

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Coronavirus Repercussion: Tourists Abandon Rome's Streets

Friday, March 06, 2020

Rome is not the center of Italy's coronavirus outbreak, but tourists are staying clear of the city's sights, schools are shut down and Romans are having groceries delivered.

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Italy Considers Shutting Down Schools, Universities To Combat Spread Of COVID-19

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

With more than 2,000 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed and 79 deaths, Italian officials are considering shutting down all schools and universities, and cancelling public events nationwide.

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Vatican Opens Archives Of World War II-Era Pope Pius XII

Monday, March 02, 2020

After decades of pressure from historians and Jewish groups, the Vatican on Monday began allowing scholars to access the archives of Pope Pius XII, who remained publicly silent during the Holocaust.

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Vatican Allows Scholars Access To Archives Of Pope Pius XII

Monday, March 02, 2020

Now that the Vatican has opened the archives, scholars hope the documents will shed light on ties among the Vatican, Nazi Germany and fascist Italy — and on the Vatican's role in the Cold War.

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Italy Struggles With The Impact Of The Coronavirus Outbreak

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

With 228 cases reported, Italian officials are scrambling to contain Europe's first major outbreak of the coronavirus. Ten towns were locked down in a northern region of the country.

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3 Countries See Rapid Acceleration Of Coronavirus Cases

Monday, February 24, 2020

The Coronavirus is spreading, and worries are intensifying in three more hot spots: Italy, Iran and South Korea. The World Health Organization says the window to contain it is narrowing.

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Pope Francis Sidesteps Comment On Catholic Ban On Married Priests In The Amazon

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Pope Francis has called for "bold proposals" to meet the needs of Catholics in the Amazon, but they do not explicitly include allowing married priests in remote regions with a shortage of clergy.

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Pope Francis Turned A Vatican Palazzo Into 'Palace Of The Poor' For Homeless People

Friday, February 07, 2020

"If you sleep on the ground covered in cardboard and have to wake up at 5 a.m. before the police come to shove you away, and then you find a place like this, what more do you want?" a new guest says.

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Vatican Turns 19th Century Palace Into A Homeless Shelter

Friday, February 07, 2020

In Rome, behind Saint Peter's Square, there's an impressive palace that the Vatican owns. Some church officials wanted to turn it into a money-making enterprise, but Pope Francis had other ideas.

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Regional Elections In Italy: Can The 'Sardines' Win Against Populism?

Saturday, January 25, 2020

European Union officials will be closely monitoring results of the local votes on Sunday that are seen as a bellwether for the fate of the national government.

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Regional Elections In Italy May Be A Bellwether For A Far-Right Party

Friday, January 24, 2020

The right-wing League party has been booted out of Italy's federal government, but could make a comeback. Sunday's local elections in Emilia-Romagna are seen as a test of the party's strength.

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Retired Pope Benedict's Book Addresses Priestly Celibacy

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Pope Benedict promised to remain out of sight when he retired in 2013. Instead he has ignited a firestorm over the importance of priestly celibacy, an issue Pope Francis is currently weighing.

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