Sylvia Poggioli appears in the following:
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Pope Francis, for the first time, acknowledged the sexual abuse of nuns by priests and bishops.
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Pope Francis ended the first-ever trip by a pope to the Arabian Peninsula with mass at an open-air sports stadium. The Vatican said the trip was meant to highlight fraternity among religions.
Monday, February 04, 2019
Pope Francis is the first pontiff to visit the Arabian peninsula after arriving in the United Arab Emirates. He's taking part in an interfaith conference and he'll celebrate mass.
Sunday, January 27, 2019
The Vatican has scheduled a conference on clerical sex abuse, following a year in which allegations emerged around the world. The summit's goal: to make sure bishops understand there's a problem.
Thursday, December 27, 2018
It was not a good year for Pope Francis. He got off to a bad start, defending a Chilean bishop accused of covering up sex abuse, and then struggled to prove the Church's commitment to reform.
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Politically conservative Catholics criticize Francis for being pro-migrant, anti-capitalist and less rigid in doctrine than predecessors. The cleric sex abuse scandals have emboldened these critics.
Monday, October 08, 2018
As the Catholic Church deals with new sex-abuse revelations, the pope opened a three-week gathering of bishops in Rome Saturday on how to make the Church relevant for young people.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Pope Francis met with a delegation of U.S. Catholic Church leaders. The pope also announced that he's calling an unprecedented meeting in February of more than 100 bishops from around the world.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Pope Francis is meeting with U.S. archbishops Thursday about the sex abuse crisis and in particular the accusations against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, formerly the archbishop of Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Italians coined the words "espresso" and "cappuccino" and think of themselves as the custodians of top quality coffee. So the arrival of the first Starbucks in Milan has been met with skepticism and alarm — but also curiosity.
Thursday, September 06, 2018
This week, Starbucks opens its first location in Italy. The new store is in Milan, which former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz credits with the inspiration for the company.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
In the era of social media and the 24-hour news cycle, mudslinging between rival church factions is now occurring in the open. Key unanswered questions have emboldened some of the pope's critics.
Friday, August 24, 2018
Ireland has been plagued by sexual abuse scandals involving priests. The pope's visit comes as the Catholic Church faces multiple sexual abuse scandals across the world.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
The pope is under intense pressure to enact concrete measures to ensure accountability for church officials who ignored or covered up sexual abuse by clergy.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
After days of silence and a barrage of criticism for failing to address the most recent priest sex abuse scandal, the Vatican speaks: "The Holy See condemns unequivocally the sexual abuse of minors."
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
A long section of the towering Ponte Morandi Bridge collapsed in Genoa, Italy, on Tuesday — sending cars and trucks on the highway crashing down below.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
The bridge was part of a busy highway in the port city of Genoa in Northwest Italy. About a dozen vehicles were likely on the bridge when it collapsed, authorities say.
Saturday, August 04, 2018
From buses that catch fire to uncollected trash, Rome is facing a mess of problems with urban services. One group has responded by filling 5,000 potholes as the city tries to repair itself.
Saturday, July 14, 2018
President Trump has blasted establishment politicians as he travels through Europe. In the "Barbershop," Michel Martin asks NPR correspondents if his populist messaging is affecting European politics.
Friday, June 29, 2018
Meet Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who has emerged as a powerful hard-liner driving tough anti-immigration stances in Italy's new government.