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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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19 Oct 2017

Berlusconi joins criticism of Bank of Italy as Visco decision looms

ROME The Bank of Italy and its governor, Ignazio Visco, came under increased scrutiny on Thursday when former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi joined a chorus of politicians criticising its operations.

16 Oct 2017

Pope implicitly criticises U.S. for leaving Paris climate accord

ROME Pope Francis implicitly criticised the United States on Monday for pulling out of the Paris agreement on climate change, praising it as a means to control the devastating effects of global warming. | Video

15 Oct 2017

Pope canonises first New World martyrs, calls Amazon synod for 2019

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis canonised 35 new Roman Catholic saints on Sunday, including three indigenous children martyred in 16th century Mexico and considered the first Christians killed for their faith in the New World. | Video

14 Oct 2017

Ex president of Vatican hospital convicted of abuse of office

VATICAN CITY The former president of a Vatican-owned hospital in Rome on Saturday was convicted of abuse of office for diverting nearly half a million dollars of funds to renovate a top cardinal's luxury apartment.

10 Oct 2017

Vatican bank starts legal case in Malta over $20 million lost investment

VATICAN CITY The Vatican bank has started legal proceedings in Malta against those it holds responsible for the loss of millions of euros in investment funds based on the Mediterranean island, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

10 Oct 2017

Pope to meet top Buddhist monks in Myanmar, address military

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis will meet Myanmar's top Buddhist monks, its military generals and civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in November when he visits that country and Bangladesh, both caught up in a crisis over the Rohingya Muslim minority.

10 Oct 2017

Pope to meet top Buddhist monks in Myanmar, address military

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis will meet Myanmar's top Buddhist monks, its military generals and civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in November when he visits that country and Bangladesh, both caught up in a crisis over the Rohingya Muslim minority.

07 Oct 2017

Legionaries of Christ hit by new scandal as priest fathers two

VATICAN CITY The Legionaries of Christ, a Catholic religious order which fell into disgrace after the discovery that its founder was a sexual abuser with a secret family, has been hit by fresh scandal with revelations that the head of its Rome seminary fathered two children.

06 Oct 2017

Pope tells web companies - use profits to protect children

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis told executives of leading internet companies on Friday to use "their great profits" to defend children from sexual exploitation and other dangers lurking online. | Video

03 Oct 2017

Vatican vows to seek truth about diplomat in child pornography case

ROME The Vatican, at the start of a conference on protecting children from online sexual abuse, pledged on Tuesday to seek the truth about one of its diplomats whom it recalled after he became suspected of possessing child pornography.

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