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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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Auditor says he was forced to quit Vatican after finding irregularities

VATICAN CITY The Vatican's first auditor-general, who resigned without explanation in June, has broken his silence, saying he was forced to step down with trumped-up accusations after discovering evidence of possible illegal activity.

Sep 21 2017

Pope candidly admits Church 'arrived late' in confronting abuse

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis, in some of his most candid and personal comments on the sexual abuse of children by priests, said on Thursday that the Catholic Church had "arrived late" in dealing with the problem.

Sep 11 2017

Pope says humanity will 'go down' if it does not address climate change

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE Pope Francis said the recent spate of hurricanes should prompt people to understand that humanity will "go down" if it does not address climate change and history will judge those who deny the science on its causes. | Video

Sep 11 2017

Pope hopes Trump re-thinks DACA decision on immigrant children

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE Pope Francis said he hoped U.S. President Donald Trump would re-think his decision to end a programme protecting undocumented immigrant children, saying it was important for young people to have roots.

Sep 11 2017

Pope hopes Trump re-thinks DACA decision on immigrant children

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE Pope Francis said he hoped U.S. President Donald Trump would re-think his decision to end a program protecting undocumented immigrant children, saying it was important for young people to have roots.

Sep 10 2017

Slightly injured pope ends Colombia tour with unity appeal

CARTAGENA, Colombia Pope Francis, his eye bandaged and blackened after a minor accident in the popemobile, left Colombia on Sunday after appealing to the country to "untie the knots of violence" after a 50-year civil war. | Video

Sep 09 2017

Pope, in Medellin, recalls 'painful memory' of narco wars

MEDELLIN, Colombia Pope Francis on Saturday visited Medellin, epicenter of Colombia's narco wars of the 1980s and asked that God convert the hearts of the "drug assassins" who cut short so many young lives. | Video

Sep 08 2017

Pope urges skeptical Colombians to accept peace with guerrillas

VILLAVICENCIO, Colombia Pope Francis urged Colombians skeptical of a peace deal with guerrillas to be open to reconciliation with those who have repented, speaking hours after a top rebel leader asked the pontiff for forgiveness.

Sep 07 2017

Pope says Colombia must confront inequality to secure lasting peace

BOGOTA Pope Francis on Thursday urged Colombians to shun vengeance after a bloody 50-year civil war but said leaders had to enact laws to end the "darkness" of injustice and social inequality that breeds violence. | Video

Sep 03 2017

Pope visits Colombia to boost peace process after 50 years of war

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis travels to Colombia this week to encourage a fledgling peace process that ended half a century of war between a succession of governments and the guerrilla group FARC but has left the country deeply divided.

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