FRANCIS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FRANCIS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Pope Francis hints he might one day retire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58313563-80/pope-francis-vatican-retire.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58313563-80/pope-francis-vatican-retire.html.csp">Pope Francis hints he might one day retire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEPHINE MCKENNA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T13:18:22.112-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 01:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Addressing journalists on his return from his intense five-day visit to South Korea late Monday, Pope Francis bantered with reporters and lightheartedly said he may have only “two or three” years left to live. The 77-year-old pontiff covered a range of topics on the flight back to the Vatican — from war-torn Iraq and his desire to visit the U.S. next year to his personal health, hinting he may retire early. He was asked how he lived with the immense popularity he has generated aro...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58313563@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:18:22 MDT Pope OKs protecting Iraq minorities, wants U.N. OK http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58310481-80/francis-iraq-stop-war.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58310481-80/francis-iraq-stop-war.html.csp">Pope OKs protecting Iraq minorities, wants U.N. OK</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICOLE WINFIELD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T13:15:22.036-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 01:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Aboard the papal plane • Pope Francis on Monday said efforts to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities in Iraq are legitimate but added the international community — and not just one country — should decide how to intervene. Francis was asked if he approved of the unilateral U.S. airstrikes on militants of the Islamic State group, who have captured swaths of northern and western Iraq and northeastern Syria and have forced minority Christians and others to either convert to Is...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583104812014-08-19T13:15:22.036-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T13:15:22.036-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58310481@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:15:22 MDT Gallery: A look at the pope’s visit to S. Korea http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58306691-68/config-data-pope-korea.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58306691-68/config-data-pope-korea.html.csp">Gallery: A look at the pope’s visit to S. Korea</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T10:10:14.49-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 10:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pope Francis outlined his priorities for the Catholic Church in Asia during a meeting of about 80 of the region’s bishops on Sunday, urging them to engage with people of different cultures empathetically. “In this spirit of openness to others, I earnestly hope that those countries of your continent with whom the Holy See does not yet enjoy a full relationship may not hesitate to further a dialogue for the benefit of all,” he said. Francis’ diplomatic outreach followed another gesture of solidari...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583066912014-08-18T10:10:14.49-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T10:10:14.49-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58306691@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:10:14 MDT Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58306044-68/francis-china-pope-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58306044-68/francis-china-pope-church.html.csp">Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICOLE WINFIELD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T10:53:02.227-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 10:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Haemi, South Korea • Pope Francis made his strongest gesture yet to reach out to China on Sunday, saying he wants to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn’t coming in as a “conqueror” but is rather a partner in dialogue. Francis outlined his priorities for the Catholic Church in Asia during a meeting of about 80 of the region’s bishops, urging them to engage with people of different cultures empathetically. “In this spirit of openness to others, I earnestly hope that those...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583060442014-08-17T10:53:02.227-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T10:53:02.227-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58306044@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:53:02 MDT Pope has tough sell on materialism in South Korea http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58300364-68/south-francis-pope-korea.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58300364-68/south-francis-pope-korea.html.csp">Pope has tough sell on materialism in South Korea</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICOLE WINFIELD and JUNG-YOON CHOI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T10:25:24.918-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 10:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Daejeon, South Korea • Pope Francis called Friday during a trip to South Korea for Catholics to combat the allure of materialism. In the newly rich and hyper-competitive country, that might be a hard sell. Far from being considered an evil, the trappings of wealth are often linked here to the hard work, sacrifice and gritty persistence of generations who hustled their nation out of war, dictatorship and poverty into an Asian powerhouse. “I don’t want to knock successful people off their pedestal...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583003642014-08-15T10:25:24.918-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T10:25:24.918-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58300364@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:25:24 MDT China Catholics cheer pope’s South Korea visit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58300355-68/china-pope-beijing-vatican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58300355-68/china-pope-beijing-vatican.html.csp">China Catholics cheer pope’s South Korea visit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T08:54:02.124-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 08:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • Chinese Catholics on Friday cheered Pope Francis’ visit to neighboring South Korea, saying they hoped his trip to their region would help end the estrangement between Beijing and the Vatican. But in a sign that the decades-long China-Vatican drama still has its glitches, the Vatican acknowledged that a telegram of greetings sent by Francis to the Chinese leadership apparently never arrived. The Vatican sent the telegram from Francis’ chartered Alitalia plane as it entered Chinese airsp...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583003552014-08-15T08:54:02.124-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T08:54:02.124-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58300355@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:54:02 MDT Pope to Koreas: Avoid ‘fruitless’ show of force http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58298764-68/south-korea-francis-korean.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58298764-68/south-korea-francis-korean.html.csp">Pope to Koreas: Avoid ‘fruitless’ show of force</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICOLE WINFIELD </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JUNG-YOON CHOI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T20:26:08.648-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 08:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul, South Korea • Pope Francis called Thursday for peace and unity on the war-divided Korean Peninsula and for both sides to avoid “fruitless” criticisms and shows of force, offering a message of reconciliation at the start of a five-day visit to South Korea that received a stark response from the North. North Korea fired three short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast about an hour before Francis landed in Seoul, and two others a short while later. North Korea has conducted...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582987642014-08-14T20:26:08.648-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T20:26:08.648-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58298764@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:26:08 MDT Pope’s humble car fascinates South Koreans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58296733-68/pope-south-car-soul.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58296733-68/pope-south-car-soul.html.csp">Pope’s humble car fascinates South Koreans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By YOUKYUNG LEE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T10:22:23.258-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 10:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul, South Korea • Pope Francis’ choice of wheels during his five-day South Korean visit has surprised many in this painfully self-conscious country, where big shots rarely hit the streets in anything but expensive luxury cars. After his arrival Thursday, the pope left the airport in a compact black Kia that many South Koreans would consider too humble a conveyance for a globally powerful figure. In a live television broadcast, the pope climbed into the backseat of the boxy Kia Soul, rolled do...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582967332014-08-14T10:22:23.258-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T10:22:23.258-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58296733@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:22:23 MDT Pope makes first South Korean visit in 25 years http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58292186-68/pope-south-korea-visit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58292186-68/pope-south-korea-visit.html.csp">Pope makes first South Korean visit in 25 years</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T18:32:32.644-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 06:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul, South Korea • Pope Francis on Thursday begins the first papal visit to South Korea in a quarter century, with plans to beatify 124 Korean martyrs and encourage a vibrant and growing local church seen as a model for the future of Catholicism. Highlights of the pope’s five days in South Korea also include his participation in a Catholic festival for young believers from around Asia and a Mass for peace and reconciliation on the war-divided Korean Peninsula. A ceremony Saturday to beatify Ko...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582921862014-08-13T18:32:32.644-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T18:32:32.644-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292186@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:32:32 MDT Pope Francis heads East, pointing to a new future for his Western church http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58276013-80/asian-church-francis-asia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58276013-80/asian-church-francis-asia.html.csp">Pope Francis heads East, pointing to a new future for his Western church</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="2014-08-08T13:03:02.796-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 01:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pope Francis departs next week on a five-day trip to South Korea, his first to Asia and the start of an important new papal focus on the region: In January, Francis will return to visit Sri Lanka and the Philippines, and a trip to Japan — where the pope wanted to go as a young priest — is reportedly under consideration. “I must go to Asia,” the pope said a year ago as he returned from a visit to Brazil, adding that his predecessor, Benedict XVI, never traveled there during his eight-year pontifi...</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> 58276013@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:03:02 MDT Pope calls for protecting children traveling alone to U.S. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58188258-68/pope-alone-countries-francis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58188258-68/pope-alone-countries-francis.html.csp">Pope calls for protecting children traveling alone to U.S.</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T21:57:13.758-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 09:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Pope Francis on Wednesday called for “urgent intervention” to protect minors traveling on their own in increasing numbers from Central and South America to the United States. The pontiff, in a letter to a Vatican conference on migration in Mexico, called the phenomenon “a hallmark of our society” that is present in almost all countries and yet treated as a sporadic event. Francis drew special attention to “tens of thousands of children who are emigrating alone, unaccompanied, to f...</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> 58188258@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:57:13 MDT Pope Francis raises eyebrows, says pedophile priests include ‘bishops and cardinals’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58183053-80/pope-abuse-church-vatican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58183053-80/pope-abuse-church-vatican.html.csp">Pope Francis raises eyebrows, says pedophile priests include ‘bishops and cardinals’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEPHINE MCKENNA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T16:41:46.665-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 04:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Pope Francis has provoked a debate within the Catholic Church after being quoted as saying that one in 50 Catholic clerics is a pedophile. In the latest example of his get-tough stance against sex abuse — and his signature style of frank answers to tough questions — the pope told the Italian daily La Repubblica that the sexual abuse of children was like “leprosy” in the church, and he pledged to “confront it with the severity it requires.” But the exclusive interview with 90-year-...</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> 58183053@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:41:46 MDT Pope Francis meets, high-fives U.S. televangelists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58171682-80/francis-pope-robison-catholic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58171682-80/francis-pope-robison-catholic.html.csp">Pope Francis meets, high-fives U.S. televangelists</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SARAH PULLIAM BAILEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T18:21:02.748-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 06:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What does it take to produce the first-ever papal high-five? A meeting with American televangelists, apparently. The gesture came during a three-hour meeting of Pope Francis and Texas televangelists Kenneth Copeland and James Robison, just weeks after the pontiff met with televangelist Joel Osteen and other religious leaders. At the June 24 meeting, Robison said he was so moved by Pope Francis’ message of the gospel that he asked the translator to ask Francis for a high-five. The pope obliged, ...</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> 58171682@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:21:02 MDT Pope begs forgiveness from sex abuse victims http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58158758-68/victims-abuse-francis-pope.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58158758-68/victims-abuse-francis-pope.html.csp">Pope begs forgiveness from sex abuse victims</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FRANCES D’EMILIO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T21:19:02.378-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 09:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday in his first meeting with Catholics sexually abused by members of the clergy and went further than any of his predecessors by vowing to hold bishops accountable for their handling of pedophile priests. Abuse victims and their advocates have long demanded that higher-ups be made to answer for the decades-long cover-ups of rape and molestation of youngsters in a scandal that has rocked the church and dismayed its worldwide flock of 1.2 billion...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581587582014-07-07T21:19:02.378-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-07T21:19:02.378-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58158758@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:19:02 MDT Pope Francis to sex abuse victims: Forgive us http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58157552-80/abuse-pope-francis-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58157552-80/abuse-pope-francis-church.html.csp">Pope Francis to sex abuse victims: Forgive us</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEPHINE MCKENNA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T12:43:29.698-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 12:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Pope Francis on Monday held his first meeting with victims of clergy sex abuse, begging for forgiveness and promising to hold “accountable” the bishops who were complicit in covering up for predatory priests. Francis held a private Mass with three male and three female victims from the U.K., Ireland and Germany before meeting them individually for around 30 minutes. In total, the first-ever meetings spanned more than three hours. “Before God and his people I express my sorrow for ...</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> 58157552@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:43:29 MDT Pope to sex abuse victims: I beg your forgiveness http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58156708-68/abuse-victims-francis-pope.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58156708-68/abuse-victims-francis-pope.html.csp">Pope to sex abuse victims: I beg your forgiveness</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FRANCES D’EMILIO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T09:55:53.34-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 09:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday from the victims of clergy sex abuse as he held his first meeting with several abuse survivors. He also promised to hold bishops accountable for the protection of minors. The pope celebrated a Mass with six survivors at his Vatican hotel Monday, but in his homily he didn’t spell out whether that accountability would include firing bishops and other prelates who systematically shuffled pedophile priests from parish to parish to avoid bringing ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581567082014-07-07T09:55:53.34-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-07T09:55:53.34-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58156708@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:55:53 MDT