New pope: Good for the poor?

    Pope Francis I waves from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican on March 13. Photo by: Catholic Church News / CC BY-NC-SA

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    • Elena L. Pasquini

      Elena Pasquini covers the development work of the European Union as well as various U.N. food and agricultural agencies for Devex News. Based in Rome, she also reports on Italy's aid reforms and attends the European Development Days and other events across Europe. She has interviewed top international development officials, including European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs. Elena has contributed to Italian and international magazines, newspapers and news portals since 1995.