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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Apr 20 2018

'Exorcist' director Friedkin films the real thing in documentary

ROME William Friedkin, director of the 1973 classic film "The Exorcist", is dealing with the devil again but don't expect more twisting heads, levitating beds or spurts of green vomit. | Video

Apr 17 2018

Study of Marco Polo's will sheds new light on famed traveler

ROME On January 9, 1324, the Venetian traveler, merchant and writer Marco Polo was preparing for his final journey - to the afterlife that he as a God-fearing Christian was certain existed. | Video

Apr 16 2018

Exorcism by cellphone: Beating the devil in the 21st century

ROME About 200 aspiring exorcists gathered on Monday for a week-long course in casting out demons - including by cellphone if necessary - amid increased demand for the service among Roman Catholics.

Apr 11 2018

Pope acknowledges his 'grave mistakes' in Chile sex abuse crisis

SANTIAGO/VATICAN CITY Pope Francis acknowledged on Wednesday that he had made "grave mistakes" in the handling of a sexual abuse crisis in Chile, saying he felt shame and inviting victims he had once doubted to Rome to seek their forgiveness personally.

Apr 09 2018

After 'no hell' report, Pope gives the devil his due

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis has put Satan in his place, citing the devil repeatedly in a document published on Monday following a Vatican rebuke last month of a journalist who quoted him as saying hell does not exist.

Apr 09 2018

Fighting social injustice as important as fighting abortion: pope

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis said on Monday that Catholics should not give "excessive importance" to certain Church rules while disregarding others, urging opponents of abortion to show equal passion for the lives of the poor and oppressed. | Video

Apr 08 2018

Hong Kong cardinal seeks conservative help to block a Vatican-China deal

ROME A Hong Kong cardinal who has spearheaded opposition to the Vatican's rapprochement with China has asked conservative Roman Catholics who are in open defiance of Pope Francis to back his cause.

Apr 07 2018

Vatican arrests former diplomat after child pornography probe

VATICAN CITY The Vatican said on Saturday its police had arrested a monsignor who worked as a diplomat at its embassy in Washington and is suspected of possessing child pornography in the United States and Canada.

Apr 01 2018

Pope, after Gaza violence, says 'defenseless' being killed in Holy Land

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis, in his Easter address on Sunday, called for peace in the Holy Land two days after 15 Palestinians were killed on the Israeli-Gaza border, saying the conflict there "does not spare the defenseless". | Video

Apr 01 2018

Pope baptizes Italy 'migrant hero' at Easter Eve service

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Saturday led an Easter vigil service, baptizing eight adults, including a formerly undocumented Nigerian migrant beggar who became a hero when he disarmed an Italian thief wielding a cleaver. | Video

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