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Aug 20, 2014

For Pope Francis to talk about mortality and retirement is entirely in character

As the pope contemplates his future, the big question is how much of the excellent work he has done will survive him Pope Francis says he expects to live two or three more years When Pope Francis tells journalists that he may be dead in three years t... #Pope Benedict XVI #Italy

Aug 17, 2014

Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

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 priori... #China #Vietnam #Asia #Bhutan #Pope Benedict XVI #Laos #Myanmar #Brunei #Communist Party

Aug 19, 2014

Pope Francis: I Might Quit One Day Too

Pope Francis said his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI had opened the door for papal resignations with his decision to stand down last year... #China #Vietnam #Asia #Bhutan #Pope Benedict XVI #Laos #Myanmar #Brunei #Communist Party

Aug 17, 2014

My church is no 'conqueror' - Pope

Pope Francis has made a new gesture of outreach to China and North Korea, saying he "earnestly" hopes to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church is not coming in as a "conqueror" trying to take away the identity of others. Francis ou... #China #Beijing #Asia #Seoul #Pyongyang #Pope Benedict XVI #Xi Jinping #Communist Party

Aug 17, 2014

Pope: My Church is no 'conqueror'

Pope Francis has made a new gesture of outreach to China and North Korea, saying he "earnestly" hopes to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church is not coming in as a "conqueror" trying to take away the identity of others. Francis ou... #China #Beijing #Asia #Seoul #Pyongyang #Pope Benedict XVI #Xi Jinping #Communist Party #Europe