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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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At least 11 dead in surge of white-water creek in Italy

ROME At least 11 people were killed in southern Italy on Monday when they were washed away over rocks by a raging white-water creek in a deep mountain gorge that swelled suddenly after heavy rain upstream, officials said. | Video

Aug 20 2018

Pope vows no more cover ups on sexual abuse in letter to Catholics

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis, facing sexual abuse crises in several countries, wrote an unprecedented letter to all Catholics on Monday, asking each one of them to help root out "this culture of death" and vowing there would be no more cover ups. | Video

Aug 17 2018

Vatican voices 'shame and sorrow' over damning sex abuse report

VATICAN CITY/BOSTON The Vatican expressed "shame and sorrow" on Thursday over revelations that Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused about 1,000 people over seven decades, vowing to hold abusers and those who protected them accountable. | Video

Jul 30 2018

Australian archbishop accused of abuse cover-up resigns: Vatican

VATICAN CITY Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson, the most senior cleric found guilty of concealing child sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church, has resigned, the Vatican said on Monday.

Jul 28 2018

U.S. cardinal steps down amid widening sex abuse scandal

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, one of the U.S. Catholic Church's most prominent figures, who has been at the center of a widening sexual abuse scandal. | Video

Jul 25 2018

Top cardinal demands Vatican get tough with bishops on sex abuse

VATICAN CITY A leading Roman Catholic cardinal and key adviser to Pope Francis called on Tuesday for the Vatican to "swiftly and decisively" adopt strict policies for cases of sexual abuse involving bishops and top clergy.

Jul 18 2018

New forensic tests suggest Shroud of Turin is fake

ROME A new high-tech forensic study of the blood flows on the Shroud of Turin, the mysterious linen some Christians believe is Jesus’ burial cloth, is the latest analysis to suggest that it is most likely a mediaeval fake.

Jul 07 2018

Pope says walls, occupation and fundamentalism hamper Mideast peace

BARI, Italy Pope Francis led a summit of Christian leaders on how to promote peace in the Middle East on Saturday and said building walls, occupying territories and religious fanaticism would not resolve conflict in the region.

Jun 28 2018

Pope accepts two more resignations of Chile bishops over sex abuse

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis accepted on Thursday the resignation of two more Chilean bishops caught up in the country's sexual abuse scandal, the Vatican said, bringing to five the number he has accepted so far.

Jun 28 2018

Serve the poor, shun 'palace intrigue,' pope tells new cardinals

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis installed 14 Catholic churchmen as cardinals on Thursday, putting another stamp on the group that will one day elect his successor.

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