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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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Nov 19 2017

Helping the poor is a 'Passport to Paradise,' Pope says

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis welcomed the poor, homeless and unemployed as guests of honor for a Mass and gourmet meal in the Vatican on Sunday, saying that helping the needy was one way of obtaining a "passport to paradise".

Nov 16 2017

Climate change denial or indifference are 'perverse attitudes': pope

VATICAN CITY Denying climate change or being indifferent to its effects are "perverse attitudes" that block research and dialogue aimed at protecting the future of the planet, Pope Francis said on Thursday.

Nov 15 2017

Pope advised not to use term 'Rohingya' in Myanmar but rights groups disagree

VATICAN CITY Leading figures in the Catholic Church and international politics have advised Pope Francis not to use the term Rohingya during a trip to Myanmar due to political sensitivities but human rights groups want him to uphold international law on self-identity.

Nov 15 2017

Pope advised not to use term 'Rohingya' in Myanmar but rights groups disagree

VATICAN CITY Leading figures in the Catholic Church and international politics have advised Pope Francis not to use the term Rohingya during a trip to Myanmar due to political sensitivities but human rights groups want him to uphold international law on self-identity.

Nov 10 2017

Pope, in change from predecessors, condemns nuclear arsenals for deterrence

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis appeared to harden the Catholic Church's teaching against nuclear weapons on Friday, saying countries should not stockpile them even for the purpose of deterrence.

Nov 08 2017

Berlusconi eyes political resurrection, unhindered by sex scandals

ROME In a post-Harvey Weinstein world, logic would dictate that Silvio Berlusconi, who hosted wild parties with young women and brags about his sexual prowess, would not have a ghost of a chance at political resurrection. | Video

Nov 02 2017

Pope, at U.S. military cemetery, makes emotional anti-war address

ROME Pope Francis made one of his most emotional anti-war addresses on Thursday, saying during a visit to a U.S. military cemetery that the world seemed to be headed into war perhaps bigger than any before.

Oct 28 2017

Pope urges EU to rediscover unity if it wants a future

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis, in a major speech on Europe, on Saturday urged the European Union to "recover the sense of being a single community" if it wants a future of prosperity and fairness for all.

Oct 26 2017

Earth is fragile, pope tells astronauts who see planet from "eyes of God"

VATICAN CITY The earth is a fragile thing that could even destroy itself, Pope Francis told astronauts on the International Space Station on Thursday, saying they had an opportunity to see the planet "from the eyes of God".

Oct 26 2017

Jewish leader urges Italian sports authorities to fight anti-Semitism

ROME Italian sports authorities must do more to root out anti-Semitism in stadiums and apply sanctions against offending fans, the head of the country's Jewish communities said on Thursday.

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