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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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30 Jul 2018

Australian archbishop accused of abuse cover-up resigns - Vatican

VATICAN CITY Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson, the most senior cleric found guilty of concealing child sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church, has resigned, the Vatican said on Monday.

28 Jul 2018

U.S. cardinal steps down amid widening sex abuse scandal

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, one of the U.S. Catholic Church's most prominent figures, who has been at the centre of a widening sexual abuse scandal. | Video

25 Jul 2018

Top cardinal demands Vatican get tough with bishops on sex abuse

VATICAN CITY A leading Roman Catholic cardinal and key adviser to Pope Francis called on Tuesday for the Vatican to "swiftly and decisively" adopt strict policies for cases of sexual abuse involving bishops and top clergy.

18 Jul 2018

New forensic tests suggest Shroud of Turin is fake

ROME A new high-tech forensic study of the blood flows on the Shroud of Turin, the mysterious linen some Christians believe is Jesus’ burial cloth, is the latest analysis to suggest that it is most likely a mediaeval fake.

07 Jul 2018

Pope says walls, occupation and fundamentalism hamper Mideast peace

BARI, Italy Pope Francis led a summit of Christian leaders on how to promote peace in the Middle East on Saturday and said building walls, occupying territories and religious fanaticism would not resolve conflict in the region.

28 Jun 2018

Pope accepts two more resignations of Chile bishops over sex abuse

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis accepted on Thursday the resignation of two more Chilean bishops caught up in the country's sexual abuse scandal, the Vatican said, bringing to five the number he has accepted so far.

28 Jun 2018

Serve the poor, shun 'palace intrigue,' pope tells new cardinals

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis installed 14 Catholic churchmen as cardinals on Thursday, putting another stamp on the group that will one day elect his successor.

27 Jun 2018

Italy pushes for de-escalation as EU moves to renew Russia sanctions

ROME/BRUSSELS Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday the renewal of European Union economic sanctions against Russia should not be automatic, as Rome seeks to resume EU funding to small Russian firms to ease tensions with Moscow.

27 Jun 2018

A popular pope, but how powerful? Francis still fights internal battles

VATICAN CITY When Pope Francis wanted to appoint a woman as deputy head of the Vatican press office in 2016, he quickly ran into opposition from the Catholic Church's male-dominated hierarchy.

26 Jun 2018

Macron and Pope talk poverty, migration and Europe in long meeting

VATICAN CITY French President Emmanuel Macron, accused at home of straining France's secularism by seeking to mend ties with the Catholic Church, discussed topics from Europe and migration to abortion in an unusually long meeting with Pope Francis on Tuesday.

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