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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 May 2018

As Vatican meeting on Chilean abuse ends, fate of bishops uncertain

VATICAN CITY A crisis meeting between Pope Francis and Chilean bishops about the cover-up of sexual abuse in the country ended on Thursday amid growing speculation among clergy and media that some of them would resign.

17 May 2018

Vatican says 'amoral' financial system needs infusion of ethics, more regulation

VATICAN CITY The Vatican called for more regulation of markets and financial systems on Thursday, saying economic crises showed they were not able to govern themselves and needed a strong injection of morality and ethics. | Video

15 May 2018

Pope crisis talks with Chile bishops over abuse may lead to purge

VATICAN CITY Thirty-four Chilean bishops summoned to the Vatican over a cover-up of sexual abuse by clergy began crisis meetings with Pope Francis on Tuesday that could result in a purge of Chile's Catholic hierarchy.

12 May 2018

Pope set to be blunt with Chile bishops to unravel abuse cover-up

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis wants Chile's bishops to owe up to the "devastating wounds" inflicted on the Church's credibility by a cover-up of clergy sexual abuse, serving notice that his coming meetings with them will be blunt.

09 May 2018

At Vatican bank trial, court hears of Swiss funds, missing documents

VATICAN CITY The trial of a former head of the Vatican bank and an Italian lawyer on charges of money laundering and embezzlement began on Wednesday with the court hearing of missing documents and secret funds in Switzerland.

02 May 2018

'I was part of the problem,' pope quoted telling Chile abuse victims

ROME Pope Francis told Chilean victims of clerical sexual abuse "I was part of the problem" and apologised for dismissing accusations of a cover-up by Catholic bishops, one of the victims said on Wednesday. | Video

27 Apr 2018

Vatican financial reforms well rooted, more vetting of donations, report shows

VATICAN CITY Financial reforms in the Vatican designed to end decades of scandals are now well rooted, with the number of suspicious activity reports and freezing of funds falling significantly, a report showed on Friday.

27 Apr 2018

Vatican financial reforms well rooted, more vetting of donations, report shows

VATICAN CITY, April 27 Financial reforms in the Vatican designed to end decades of scandals are now well rooted, with the number of suspicious activity reports and freezing of funds falling significantly, a report showed on Friday.

26 Apr 2018

Christians should not be second-class citizens, cardinal tells Saudi Arabia

VATICAN CITY A senior Vatican official who last week made a historic visit to Saudi Arabia says he told authorities in the kingdom, where non-Muslim worship is banned, that Christians cannot be considered second-class citizens.

24 Apr 2018

Chilean clerical sex abuse victim urges pope to fire "toxic" bishops

VATICAN CITY A Chilean man who was sexually abused by a priest as a boy will urge Pope Francis to sack "toxic" bishops who covered up the assaults, he said on Tuesday ahead of a face-to-face meeting with the leader of the Catholic Church.

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