BENEDICT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BENEDICT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Pope Francis: I’m no Superman, just a ‘man who laughs and cries’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57638007-80/church-francis-pope-benedict.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57638007-80/church-francis-pope-benedict.html.csp">Pope Francis: I’m no Superman, just a ‘man who laughs and cries’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERIC J. LYMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T16:18:32.717-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 04:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rome • In a wide-ranging interview with the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, Pope Francis said media and popular culture references comparing him to Superman are “offensive” because he’s just a regular guy. Reflecting on his first anniversary as pontiff, the pope also addressed the sex scandals facing the church and allowed that he might one day decide to retire as his predecessor did. Last month, graffiti appeared near the Vatican depicting the pontiff as a kind of holy man of steel, armed wi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57638007@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:18:32 MDT This pope is different, or is he? How Utah Catholics view Francis http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57574534-80/pope-francis-says-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57574534-80/pope-francis-says-church.html.csp">This pope is different, or is he? How Utah Catholics view Francis</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T10:55:23.162-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 10:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In less than a year, a little-known Argentine has shot to fame as Pope Francis, a media superstar who, so the story goes, is bringing almost revolutionary newness to an ancient church while re-energizing a faith demoralized by scandal and malaise. The Advocate, an American publication for gays, and Time magazine chose the new pontiff as their 2013 Person of the Year, the latter declaring that Francis is “poised to transform a place that measures change by the century.” It is not surprising that ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57574534@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:55:23 MDT Analysis: The surprising afterlife of Pope Benedict XVI http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57596738-80/benedict-francis-pope-vatican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57596738-80/benedict-francis-pope-vatican.html.csp">Analysis: The surprising afterlife of Pope Benedict XVI</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID GIBSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T20:25:12.041-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 08:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • When Pope Benedict XVI officially left the Vatican in a helicopter a year ago this week, becoming the first pontiff in 600 years to resign, many in his conservative fan base were aghast, even angry. He has betrayed us, said those who thought Benedict’s papacy would be the final triumph of old-school Catholicism. He has undermined the papacy itself, they worried. Lightning even struck the cupola of St. Peter’s Basilica hours after Benedict departed, surely a bad omen. Rumors that h...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57596738@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:25:12 MDT