Sylvia Poggioli

Sylvia Poggioli appears in the following:

Pope Changes Canon Law Surrounding Sex Abuse Cases

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Pope Francis has abolished the highest level of secrecy used to protect pedophiles within the Catholic Church and also made changes to what the Vatican considers child pornography.

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Fed Up With Far Right, Italy's 'Sardines' Protests Call For Civility And Equality

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

They aim to pack public squares like sardines in a can, in protest against the far-right, anti-immigrant wave rising in Italian society and politics.

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Italy's 'Sardines' Movement Aims To Curb Far-Right, Anti-Immigrant Wave

Monday, December 16, 2019

The month-old "Sardines" movement in Italy is gaining momentum, drawing huge crowds of people rallying against racism and populism.

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With Waters Rising And Its Population Falling, What Is Venice's Future?

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Rising sea levels are not the only threat to Venice. As residents continue to leave, the city risks becoming an empty shell sinking under mass tourism. Some 30 million visitors arrive every year.

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Rising Sea Levels And Mass Tourism Are Sinking Venice, Threatening City's Future

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Venetians fear for the future of their city. Inundation by high tides and tourists is wrecking the island city's cultural heritage and may ultimately render Venice unlivable.

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After Venice Floods, Volunteers Wade In To Help Salvage What They Can

Monday, November 18, 2019

The Italian city is reeling from a week in which floodwaters damaged the city's cultural legacy, as well as homes and businesses. Volunteers are helping salvage precious books, among other items.

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Historic Floodwaters Devastate The Italian City Of Venice

Monday, November 18, 2019

Venice is underwater after being hit with three massive tides in just one week. The city's landmarks and artifacts are at risk of suffering irreversible damage.

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The Worst Flood In More Than 50 Years Has Submerged Venice

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Venice is "on its knees," says the mayor as the island city suffers its worst flooding in more than 50 years. Water covering the city is more than six feet higher than normal.

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Italian Holocaust Survivor Faces Threats After Calling For Investigation Into Hate

Monday, November 11, 2019

"This is a real crisis for all of us, of all the system, of all the democracy," says the head of Rome's Jewish community. "That means that she must be protected from the hate as it was in the past."

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Italian Cheesemakers Upset By U.S. Tariffs

Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Trump administration is imposing tariffs on number of European products including Italian cheese, which has cheesemakers there furious.

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Pope Francis Condemns Exploitation Of Amazon Forest At Synod

Sunday, October 27, 2019

The Vatican has wrapped up a synod — a special gathering of bishops — for the Amazon region.

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Italy Winemakers Look To Adapt To Climate Change

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Winemakers in some of Italy's most prominent regions are adapting to climate change to protect the quality of their world-famous wines.

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Pope Opens Amazon Summit Amid Controversy Over Proposal To Allow Married Priests

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Even before the synod began, traditionalists were angered by the suggestion that, to offset a shortage of priests in the Amazon, married men might be ordained to serve in remote communities.

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Catholic Bishops Meet To Discuss Amazon

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Over 200 priests, bishops and nuns are gathering at the Vatican for a three-week meeting focusing on the Amazon. Among the topics: ordaining older, married men to serve in remote communities.

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Pope Says Powerful Group Is Unhappy With His Theological Social Stands

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Pope Francis says he welcomes "loyal" criticism but in comments to reporters, he said some critics "smile at you and then they try to stab you in the back."

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Pope Francis To Visit 3 Countries In Sub-Saharan Africa

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Pope Francis this week heads to Africa to visit Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius. He will focus on environmental and political issues — as well as spiritual.

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In Fight With His Coalition Government, Italy's Prime Minister Resigns

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Italy's prime minister has announced his resignation — blaming his right-wing coalition partner for withdrawing his support.

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Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte Resigns, Ending His Populist Coalition

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Italy's premier announced his resignation and blamed his far-right coalition partner for undermining the government.

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Italian Prime Minister Says He Will Resign

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

In Italy, Giuseppe Conte resigned Tuesday as prime minister of a coalition government after only about 14 months in power. His resignation throws Italy into a state of political uncertainty.

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Long A Bastion Of The Left, Tuscany Is Turning Hard Right

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Since 2016, the hard-right, anti-immigrant League party has won elections in many towns in Tuscany, a major shift in a region known as the birthplace of the Italian Communist Party.

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