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 seeks to bring faith to ‘ends of the Earth’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840287-68/francis-easter-faith-pope.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840287-68/francis-easter-faith-pope.html.csp">Pope seeks to bring faith to ‘ends of the Earth’</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="2014-04-19T22:00:02.897-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 10:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Pope Francis baptized 10 people Saturday and urged them to bring their faith “to the ends of the Earth” as he presided over an Easter Vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica. Francis entered the darkened basilica with a lone candle, which he shared with others to slowly illuminate the church. The symbolic service commemorates the darkness of the faithful over the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday and their joy and light at his resurrection on Easter Sunday. Francis urged the priest...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578402872014-04-19T22:00:02.897-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-19T22:00:02.897-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57840287@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:00:02 MDT Pope washes feet of elderly, disabled to show willingness to serve http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57832805-68/francis-ritual-disabled-elderly.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57832805-68/francis-ritual-disabled-elderly.html.csp">Pope washes feet of elderly, disabled to show willingness to serve</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="2014-04-17T13:15:18.165-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 01:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rome • Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday — women and non-Catholics among them — in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a “slave.” Francis’ decision in 2013 to perform the Holy Thursday ritual on women and Muslim inmates at a juvenile detention center helped define his rule-breaking papacy just two weeks after his election. It riled traditionalist Catholics, who pointed to the Vatican’s own regulations that the ritual be ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578328052014-04-17T13:15:18.165-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-17T13:15:18.165-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57832805@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:15:18 MDT Pope gives a lift to 2 kids in St. Peter’s Square http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57826659-68/francis-square-kids-lift.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57826659-68/francis-square-kids-lift.html.csp">Pope gives a lift to 2 kids in St. Peter’s Square</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T09:56:12.822-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 09:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Pope Francis has given a lift to two lucky kids during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square. A particularly jovial Francis hopped off his white, open-air car Wednesday to greet a group of fifth graders from Perugia who presented him with a T-shirt from their school. Seemingly joking, Francis asked if any of them wanted to take a spin through the square. “Me! Me! Me!” they yelled. Francis picked 11-year-olds Livio Bastianelli and Davide Maria Bianchi and the two hopped aboard...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578266592014-04-16T09:56:12.822-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T09:56:12.822-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57826659@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:56:12 MDT Pope speaks off-the-cuff during Palm Sunday homily http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57815173-68/francis-pope-palm-square.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57815173-68/francis-pope-palm-square.html.csp">Pope speaks off-the-cuff during Palm Sunday homily</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="2014-04-13T19:55:01.734-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 07:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter’s Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he continued to stray from the script by hopping off his popemobile to pose for “selfies” with young people and also sipping tea passed to him from the crowd. In his homily, Francis called on people, himself included, to look into their own hearts to see how they are living their lives. “Has my life fallen as...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578151732014-04-13T19:55:01.734-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-13T19:55:01.734-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57815173@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:55:01 MDT Pope poses for ‘selfies’ after Palm Sunday homily http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57814100-200/francis-pope-palm-homily.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57814100-200/francis-pope-palm-homily.html.csp">Pope poses for ‘selfies’ after Palm Sunday homily</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FRANCES D’EMILIO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T13:09:57.002-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 01:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter’s Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he continued to stray from the script by hopping off his popemobile to pose for “selfies” with young people and also sipping tea passed to him from the crowd. In his homily, Francis called on people, himself included, to look into their own hearts to see how they are living their lives. “Has my life fallen asl...</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> 57814100@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:09:57 MDT Pope Francis assumes responsibility for priest sex abuse http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57807303-68/church-francis-abuse-pope.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57807303-68/church-francis-abuse-pope.html.csp">Pope Francis assumes responsibility for priest sex abuse</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="2014-04-11T19:44:51.917-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 07:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Pope Francis said Friday he took personal responsibility for the “evil” of priests who raped and molested children, asking forgiveness from victims and saying the church must be even bolder in its efforts to protect the young. It was the first time a pope has taken personal responsibility for the sex crimes of his priests and begged forgiveness. Francis’ off-the-cuff remarks were the latest sign that he has become sensitized to the gravity of the abuse scandal after coming under ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578073032014-04-11T19:44:51.917-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T19:44:51.917-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57807303@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:44:51 MDT Op-ed: Federal-state program strengthens families http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57765854-82/families-miechv-programs-parents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57765854-82/families-miechv-programs-parents.html.csp">Op-ed: Federal-state program strengthens families</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jay francis and paula green johnson</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T01:01:04.395-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One of the few issues on which politicians of both parties agree is the need for stronger families who are able to shepherd their children’s early development and live healthy, self-sufficient lives. Yet, thousands of families in Utah and across the nation will lose out on an important opportunity unless Congress quickly acts to reauthorize a federal/state partnership called the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. MIECHV funds a range of voluntary, in-home suppo...</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> 57765854@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 01:01:04 MDT Pope Francis calls traditional marriage an icon of God’s love http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57769462-80/francis-god-marriage-pope.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57769462-80/francis-god-marriage-pope.html.csp">Pope Francis calls traditional marriage an icon of God’s love</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="2014-04-03T09:28:01.53-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 09:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rome • Pope Francis stressed the importance of marriage between a man and a woman at his general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday, saying the two were united in “one flesh” as “icons of God’s love.” “When a man and a woman celebrate the sacrament of marriage, God is reflected in them,” the pontiff told an estimated 45,000 pilgrims who gathered in St. Peter’s Square. “As ‘one flesh’, they become living icons of God’s love in our world, building up the church in unity and fidelity,” he said. “...</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> 57769462@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:28:01 MDT Queen gives honey to pope, who has gift for baby George http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57769339-68/elizabeth-queen-francis-pope.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57769339-68/elizabeth-queen-francis-pope.html.csp">Queen gives honey to pope, who has gift for baby George</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DANIELA PETROFF </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T14:42:50.984-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 02:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Queen Elizabeth II — bearing a basket of honey, whiskey and other goodies from the royal estates — paid a visit to Pope France at the Vatican on Thursday. The pontiff returned the courtesy with a gift for Prince George, Elizabeth’s great-grandson. The Argentine-born pope presented the queen with a stone orb topped with a sharp cross, saying it’s for “el ninetto” — a term of endearment for little child. Elizabeth said George “will be thrilled by that — when he’s a little older.” Th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577693392014-04-03T14:42:50.984-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-03T14:42:50.984-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57769339@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:42:50 MDT Pope Francis, Obama find common ground in their first meeting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57738513-68/obama-pope-meeting-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57738513-68/obama-pope-meeting-church.html.csp">Pope Francis, Obama find common ground in their first meeting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM KUHNHENN </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and NICOLE WINFIELD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T20:25:41.734-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 08:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Face to face for the first time, President Barack Obama and Pope Francis focused publicly on their mutual respect and shared concern for the poor on Thursday. But their lengthy private discussion also highlighted the deep differences between the White House and the Catholic Church on abortion and birth control. The gaps were evident in the differing accounts Obama and the Vatican gave of the meeting, with Obama stressing the two leaders’ common ground on fighting inequality and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577385132014-03-27T20:25:41.734-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-27T20:25:41.734-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57738513@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:25:41 MDT News roundup: GOP: Don't buy the hype, Pope Francis is on our side http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57737766-64/trib-francis-meets-pope.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57737766-64/trib-francis-meets-pope.html.csp">News roundup: GOP: Don't buy the hype, Pope Francis is on our side</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T07:34:59.812-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 07:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">GOP: Pope Francis is on our side. The House passes Bishop's Antiquities Act change, first tweak in decades. Oil spill may have hurt Grand Staircase. Happy Thursday. Democrats have seen new hope in Pope Francis, believing His Holiness has come down on their side of the political sphere with his stance on gay rights, abortion and trickle-down economics. But the GOP says that's all a liberal conspiracy: -&gt; "What I've learned to do is ignore what the newspapers write and go to what [Franci...</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> 57737766@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 07:34:59 MDT When Pope Francis meets President Obama, expect collaboration over conflict http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57709385-80/obama-francis-vatican-pope.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57709385-80/obama-francis-vatican-pope.html.csp">When Pope Francis meets President Obama, expect collaboration over conflict</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="2014-03-21T20:20:26.454-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 08:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rome • President Barack Obama is to meet Pope Francis for the first time next week as the U.S. leader wraps up a European tour, a high-profile encounter between two major world players that appears to carry especially high stakes from America’s perspective. The White House and U.S. Catholic bishops have been at loggerheads for years on a range of culture-war issues, and, on Tuesday, just two days before the Vatican meeting, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the contraception man...</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> 57709385@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:20:26 MDT Pope selects women, victim for sex-abuse commission http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57717818-68/church-francis-commission-members.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57717818-68/church-francis-commission-members.html.csp">Pope selects women, victim for sex-abuse commission</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="2014-03-22T22:54:01.561-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 10:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">VATICAN CITY • Pope Francis named the initial members of a commission to advise him on sex abuse policy Saturday, signaling an openness to reach beyond church officials to plot the commission’s course and priorities: Half of the members are women, and one was assaulted by a priest as a child. The eight members were announced after Francis came under fire from victims’ groups for a perceived lack of attention to the abuse scandal, which has seriously damaged the Catholic Church’s reputation arou...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577178182014-03-22T22:54:01.561-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-22T22:54:01.561-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57717818@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 22:54:01 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: Pope Francis is not part of ‘Noah’s’ marketing campaign http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57697162-66/com-http-noah-pope.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57697162-66/com-http-noah-pope.html.csp">The Cricket’s Daily 3: Pope Francis is not part of ‘Noah’s’ marketing campaign</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T07:35:46.971-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 07:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here’s what’s being talked about this St. Patrick’s Day in pop culture: • The Vatican has declined a request to have “Noah” star Russell Crowe meet Pope Francis — to keep Il Papa’s weekly general audience from turning into a media mess. [Entertainment Weekly] • The Rolling Stones have canceled the first concert of the band’s Australian tour, after fashion designer L’Wren Scott (who was Mick Jagger’s longtime girlfriend) was found dead in her Manhattan apartment Monday. [The Hollywood Reporter] •...</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> 57697162@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 07:35:46 MDT Survey claims ‘Francis effect’ on Catholic wallets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57682507-80/francis-catholic-survey-pope.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57682507-80/francis-catholic-survey-pope.html.csp">Survey claims ‘Francis effect’ on Catholic wallets</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="2014-03-14T19:45:19.984-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 07:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pope Francis’ enormous popularity may not have translated into more parishioners in the pews or penitents in the confessional, but a new survey indicates it may be persuading Catholics to dig deep and give more to the poor — another priority for the pontiff, who was elected a year ago. The survey shows that one in four U.S. Catholics say they have increased their charitable giving in the past year, and 77 percent of them say it’s because of Francis. “It is clear that Pope Francis and his message...</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> 57682507@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:45:19 MDT Cardinal Dolan: Pope Francis opened door to gay civil unions debat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57664805-80/francis-civil-unions-dolan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57664805-80/francis-civil-unions-dolan.html.csp">Cardinal Dolan: Pope Francis opened door to gay civil unions debat</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="2014-03-11T08:37:01.581-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 08:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Cardinal Timothy Dolan said Sunday that Pope Francis is asking the Catholic Church to look at the possibility of recognizing civil unions for gay couples, although the archbishop of New York said that he would be “uncomfortable” if the church embraced that position. The Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera last week published an interview with the pope in which Francis reiterated the church’s teaching that marriage “is between a man and a woman” while acknowledging that governments w...</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> 57664805@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:37:01 MDT Boorstein: Pope Francis wants you to get over him http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57658846-82/pope-francis-bishops-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57658846-82/pope-francis-bishops-church.html.csp">Boorstein: Pope Francis wants you to get over him</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michelle Boorstein</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T11:00:03.224-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 11:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If you’ve posted inspiring Pope Francis quotes on Facebook, if you’ve devoured every article about him, if you’re banking on him to revolutionize a tradition-heavy, 2,000-year-old institution by force of personality, Francis has a message for you: Stop it. Just stop it now. “Depicting the pope as a sort of Superman, a star, is offensive to me,” Francis told the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera in an interview published Wednesday. Mythologizing and idealizing him, he said, is a kind of “aggr...</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> 57658846@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:00:03 MDT 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 Analysis — Pope Francis’ plan for reform: Convert the church http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57638057-80/francis-church-pope-bishops.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57638057-80/francis-church-pope-bishops.html.csp">Analysis — Pope Francis’ plan for reform: Convert the 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="2014-03-05T16:18:21.593-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 04:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • As Pope Francis approaches the one-year mark of his papacy, his global flock and a fascinated public are starting to measure the changes he is making against the sky-high hopes for transforming an institution many thought impervious to change. Every personnel move and every new proposal is being scrutinized for what it might indicate about the direction of the Catholic Church, what it might augur about possible adjustments to church teaching and whether the aspirations of so many ...</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> 57638057@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:18:21 MDT Francis kisses ‘mini-me’ pope as Carnival starts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57601159-68/carnival-pope-francis-daniele.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57601159-68/carnival-pope-francis-daniele.html.csp">Francis kisses ‘mini-me’ pope as Carnival starts</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-26T18:07:06.043-06:00">Updated Feb 26, 2014 06:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Pope Francis has a mini-me. Daniele De Sanctis, 19 months, made a star turn Wednesday as he showed off this year’s must-have Carnival costume at the pope’s general audience: white cassock and cape, white skullcap and even a miniature pectoral cross. Daniele wailed as he was hoisted up to receive a papal kiss as Francis drove by. But he seemed perfectly happy romping through the closed-off sections of St. Peter’s Square, with his papal outfit getting him VIP treatment from the Swis...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576011592014-02-26T18:07:06.043-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-26T18:07:06.043-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57601159@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:07:06 MDT