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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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25 Jul 2017

Pell case shows poor judgement, will stain Pope Francis legacy, victims say

VATICAN CITY The charging of a top Vatican official, Cardinal George Pell, with sex-abuse crimes this week will permanently stain the legacy of Pope Francis, exposing poor judgement in his appointment, victims of sexual abuse said.

20 Jul 2017

Gangsters, politicians, officials convicted in Italy 'Mafia Capital' trial

ROME The two leaders of a crime ring that plundered Rome city coffers were convicted along with some 40 politicians, officials and businessmen on Thursday at the end of one of the biggest corruption trials in the Italian capital.

18 Jul 2017

Vatican hospital corruption trial starts with setbacks for defence

VATICAN CITY Two men who used to run a Vatican-owned children's hospital were put on trial on Tuesday, accused of diverting nearly half a million dollars of funds to renovate a top cardinal's luxury flat.

14 Jul 2017

Pope tacks sign on his apartment door: 'No Whining'

VATICAN CITY If anyone had any doubts how Pope Francis feels about people who always complain, the answer is now tacked to the door of his frugal suite in a Vatican residence: "No Whining".

13 Jul 2017

Vatican hospital officials indicted for funding cardinal's flat

VATICAN CITY A Holy See tribunal has indicted two former top officials of a children's hospital on charges of diverting nearly half a million dollars to renovate the apartment of a high-ranking cardinal, the Vatican said on Thursday.

05 Jul 2017

Ex-papal spokesman and Catholic luminary Navarro-Valls dies, aged 80

VATICAN CITY Joaquin Navarro-Valls, who as spokesman for two popes was the world's second-most visible Catholic luminary for nearly a quarter of a century, died on Wednesday at the age of 80, friends said.

01 Jul 2017

Qatar says Arab states' demands 'made to be rejected', says open to talks

ROME Demands made of Qatar by four other Arab states were designed to be rejected, Doha's foreign minister said on Saturday, explaining that their ultimatum was aimed not at tackling terrorism but at curtailing his country's sovereignty.

01 Jul 2017

Pope shakes up Vatican by replacing conservative doctrinal chief

VATICAN CITY In a major shake-up of the Vatican's administration on Saturday, Pope Francis replaced Catholicism's top theologian, a conservative German cardinal who has been at odds with the pontiff's vision of a more inclusive Church.

30 Jun 2017

Pope's close aide charged, bringing sex abuse scandal to Vatican

VATICAN CITY/SYDNEY A top adviser to Pope Francis was charged with multiple historical sex crimes in his native Australia on Thursday, bringing a worldwide abuse scandal to the heart of the Vatican. | Video

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.

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