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 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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. 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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 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 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 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