VATICAN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/VATICAN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Vatican bank profits tumble as Pope Francis orders an overhaul http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58161513-80/bank-million-vatican-freyberg.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58161513-80/bank-million-vatican-freyberg.html.csp">Vatican bank profits tumble as Pope Francis orders an overhaul</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="2014-07-08T12:41:02.152-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 12:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Profits plunged by more than $100 million at the Vatican bank last year after thousands of accounts were shut down in a radical overhaul of the scandal-scarred institution. In its 2013 annual report released Tuesday, the bank, officially known as the Institute for Religious Works, said its net profit totaled 2.9 million euros ($3.9 million) last year, a dramatic drop from the 86.6 million euros ($117.8 million) it reported in 2012. The bank said the slump was due to extraordinary ...</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> 58161513@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:41:02 MDT Vatican bank’s profit takes big dip amid reform http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58161060-79/bank-vatican-million-accounts.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58161060-79/bank-vatican-million-accounts.html.csp">Vatican bank’s profit takes big dip amid reform</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="2014-07-08T10:24:02.111-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 10:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • The Vatican bank on Tuesday reported a big drop in profits as Pope Francis presses reforms to make the scandal-tainted institution more transparent. The bank, formally called Institute for Religious Works, said its net profit in 2013 fell to $4 million from $118 million the previous year. The income statement lists a loss of $19.5 million attributed to a ‘’donation” of securities to a Holy See foundation. It didn’t elaborate, but news reports have said a top Vatican cardinal had t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581610602014-07-08T10:24:02.111-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-08T10:24:02.111-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58161060@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:24:02 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 Vatican: ‘Nothing to worry about’ as tired Pope Francis cancels meetings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58051090-80/pope-vatican-francis-visit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58051090-80/pope-vatican-francis-visit.html.csp">Vatican: ‘Nothing to worry about’ as tired Pope Francis cancels meetings</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="2014-06-10T11:40:01.923-06:00">Updated Jun 10, 2014 11:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Pope Francis canceled a second day of private audiences and his morning Mass on Tuesday because of a minor illness, but Vatican officials downplayed speculation about ill health. The Vatican’s chief spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said the pope had postponed several appointments and was resting. “There is nothing to worry about,” Lombardi said. “His life has been very intense in the past few weeks. It is totally normal for the pope to rest.” Lombardi said 77-year-old 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> 58051090@www.sltrib.com Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:40:01 MDT Pope wades into Mideast peace-making http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58042623-68/vatican-francis-peace-peres.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58042623-68/vatican-francis-peace-peres.html.csp">Pope wades into Mideast peace-making</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM YARDLEY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JODI RUDOREN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-08T21:23:07.352-06:00">Updated Jun 8, 2014 09:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Pope Francis waded head-first into Mideast peace-making Sunday, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for an evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of U.S.-sponsored negotiations collapsed. Israeli President Shimon Peres was the first to arrive at the Vatican hotel where Francis lives, followed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Francis warmly greeted both and met privately with each one before heading out to the Vatican garden 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> 58042623@www.sltrib.com Sun, 08 Jun 2014 21:23:07 MDT