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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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Pope Francis arrives in Cairo seeking to mend ties with Islam

CAIRO Pope Francis arrived in Cairo on Friday hoping to mend ties with Muslim leaders just as Egypt's ancient Christian community faces unprecedented pressure from Islamic State militants who have threatened to wipe it out. | Video

8:53am BST

Knights of Malta draw battle lines after clash with pope

ROME They will not be drawing swords like their predecessors did 1,000 years ago, but battle lines have been drawn between conservatives and reformers in the Knights of Malta, the Catholic chivalric order and global charity.

27 Apr 2017

Ex Knights of Malta head defies pope order, plans Rome return

ROME The ousted Grand Master of the Knights of Malta Catholic charity will attend a meeting that could elect his successor, the group said on Wednesday, in a direct defiance of Pope Francis' order for him to stay away.

26 Apr 2017

Pope to Egypt to mend ties with Islam but conservatives wary

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis hopes to mend ties with Muslims on his trip to Egypt on Friday but faces criticism from church conservatives for meeting Islamic religious leaders after a spate of deadly attacks against Christians.

23 Apr 2017

Pope likens migrant holding centres to 'concentration camps'

ROME Pope Francis urged governments on Saturday to get migrants and refugees out of holding centres, saying many had become "concentration camps".

18 Apr 2017

On Easter, Pope denounces 'oppressive regimes' but urges restraint

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis denounced "oppressive regimes" in his Easter message on Sunday but in an apparent call for restraint urged world leaders to prevent the spread of conflicts, as tensions rose in North Korea and Syria. | Video

16 Apr 2017

Feel the pain of the poor and immigrants, pope says at Easter Vigil

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis, leading the world's Roman Catholics into Easter, urged them on Saturday not to ignore the plight of immigrants, the poor and other vulnerable people. | Video

15 Apr 2017

World's oldest person, last one of 19th century, dies in Italy at 117

ROME Emma Morano, who at 117 was believed to be the world's oldest person and the last surviving child of the 19th century, died on Saturday, swearing to the end on her diet of two raw eggs a day.

15 Apr 2017

On Good Friday, Pope speaks of shame for Church and humanity

ROME Pope Francis, presiding at a Good Friday service, asked God for forgiveness for scandals in the Catholic Church and for the "shame" of humanity becoming inured to daily scenes of bombed cities and drowning migrants. | Video

13 Apr 2017

Pope makes Easter visit to fortress prison holding ex-mafiosi

ROME Pope Francis visited a fortress prison holding mafia turncoats on Thursday and again included a Muslim and women in a traditional Holy Week foot-washing ritual that previous popes had limited to Catholic men.

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