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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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17 Jan 2018

Defend culture but shun violence, pope tells Chile's indigenous Mapuche

TEMUCO, Chile Pope Francis urged Chile's indigenous Mapuche people on Wednesday to shun violence, saying unity was the best weapon against "the deforestation of hope," as they struggle to defend their culture and reclaim ancestral lands.

17 Jan 2018

Pope meets victims of child sexual abuse in Chile, 'cries with them'

SANTIAGO Pope Francis publicly expressed "pain and shame" on Tuesday over the rape and molestation of children by priests in Chile and later listened, prayed and cried at a private meeting with victims. | Video

16 Jan 2018

Pope, in Chile, expresses 'pain and shame' over Church sex abuse scandal

SANTIAGO, Jan 16 Pope Francis expressed his "pain and shame" on Tuesday over a sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in Chile, seeking forgiveness for a crisis that has scarred its credibility and left many faithful sceptical of reform.

16 Jan 2018

Pope arrives in Chile to bolster battered Church credibility

SANTIAGO Pope Francis arrived in Chile on Monday to start a trip aimed at bolstering the credibility of a local Church battered by a sexual abuse crisis. | Video

15 Jan 2018

Pope warns world is one step away from nuclear war

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE Pope Francis said on Monday he was really afraid about the danger of nuclear war and that the world now stood at "the very limit".

14 Jan 2018

Church credibility in focus as Pope heads for Latin America

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis starts a trip to Chile and Peru on Monday, attempting to inject new confidence in the staunchly Catholic countries where the Church's credibility has been severely damaged by sexual abuse scandals.

12 Jan 2018

Pope Francis to visit Peru as Fujimori pardon roils country

LIMA/VATICAN CITY Pope Francis next week visits Peru, a country divided over former autocrat leader Alberto Fujimori, whose pardon from prison by the current president has reopened wounds from one of the country's darkest periods.

11 Jan 2018

Ahead of trip, pope orders takeover of Catholic group in Peru

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis has ordered the Vatican takeover of an elite Catholic society in Peru whose founder is accused of sexually and physically abusing children and former members of the group.

10 Jan 2018

Pope treats poor to circus, upsetting animal rights activists

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis' decision to treat some of Rome's poor to a day at the circus has upset animal rights activists, who say his gesture towards the downtrodden involves the exploitation of nature's weakest creatures.

09 Jan 2018

Nearly 170 arrested in anti-mafia operation in Italy and Germany

ROME Nearly 170 people, including mayors, businessmen and local administrators, were arrested on Tuesday in a large anti-mafia blitz in Italy and Germany against clan members who controlled restaurants, garbage collection and funeral services. | Video

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