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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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