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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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28 Jun 2017

Pope tells new cardinals: be humble, help poor, fight injustice

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis elevated five senior clerics from outside Italy and the Vatican to the top rank of cardinal on Wednesday, urging them to be humble and not forget refugees and victims of war, terrorism and injustice.

20 Jun 2017

Vatican's first auditor-general resigns unexpectedly

VATICAN CITY The Vatican's first auditor-general has resigned abruptly two years after being appointed to help ensure transparency in the sometimes murky finances at the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church.

20 Jun 2017

Carla Fendi, face of famous Italian luxury brand, dies aged 79

ROME Carla Fendi, one of the five Italian sisters who transformed their parents' small leather workshop into an international luxury fashion powerhouse, has died at the age of 79, the family said on Tuesday.

19 Jun 2017

Central African Republic foes sign Church-mediated peace accord

ROME The government of the Central African Republic and 13 of the 14 armed groups in the country on Monday signed an accord aimed at ending an ethic and religious conflict that has killed thousands of people.

06 Jun 2017

Furore in Italy over possible freeing of Mafia boss to 'die with dignity'

ROME Italian politicians and relatives of victims of organised crime have voiced anger at a court ruling that opens the way for an ailing Mafia boss known as "the Beast" to be freed to "die with dignity".

01 Jun 2017

Vatican would see U.S. Paris deal exit as slap in face - official

VATICAN CITY The Vatican, which under Pope Francis' insistence has strongly backed the Paris climate change deal, would see a U.S. exit as a slap in the face and a "disaster for everyone," a senior official said on Thursday.

01 Jun 2017

Trudeau invites pope to Canada for Church apology to indigenous peoples

ROME Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday urged Pope Francis to visit Canada to apologize to indigenous peoples for the Catholic Church's treatment of aboriginal children in schools it ran there.

01 Jun 2017

Vatican would see U.S. Paris deal exit as slap in face - official

VATICAN CITY The Vatican, which under Pope Francis' insistence has strongly backed the Paris climate change deal, would see a U.S. exit as a slap in the face and a "disaster for everyone," a senior official said on Thursday.

01 Jun 2017

Vatican would see U.S. Paris deal exit as slap in face: official

VATICAN CITY The Vatican, which under Pope Francis' insistence has strongly backed the Paris climate change deal, would see a U.S. exit as a slap in the face and a "disaster for everyone," a senior official said on Thursday.

30 May 2017

Italy's Renzi says parties agree on proportional electoral law

ROME Former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Tuesday that Italy's largest parties agree on the need for a proportional representation electoral system and that a law to adapt it should be enacted in the first week of July.

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