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Pope Reaches Out to Youths, Other Faiths

Catholic youths arrived from all over the world for the conference in Germany. In this case, as the hats and flag indicates, they're from Ecuador.
Sylvia Poggioli, NPR
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Catholic youths arrived from all over the world for the conference in Germany. In this case, as the hats and flag indicates, they're from Ecuador.
The setting for World Youth Day included this majestic backdrop in Cologne, Germany.
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The setting for World Youth Day included this majestic backdrop in Cologne, Germany.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.
Sylvia Poggioli is senior European correspondent for NPR's International Desk covering political, economic, and cultural news in Italy, the Vatican, Western Europe, and the Balkans. Poggioli's on-air reporting and analysis have encompassed the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, the turbulent civil war in the former Yugoslavia, and how immigration has transformed European societies.