The AP Interview Takeaways: The Pope on “patience” in China


              FILE - A woman ties balloons to a cross in a makeshift memorial in the parking lot of a Walmart in Chesapeake, Va., Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, for the six people killed at this Walmart when a manager opened fire with a handgun before an employee meeting. In an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, Pope Francis said that the arms industry has brought untold death and destruction to the world. “The world is obsessed with weapons,” he added. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
            
              FILE - The Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) display weapons seized from ISIS in Salahuddin province, north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Jan 12, 2023. In an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, Pope Francis said that the arms industry has brought untold death and destruction to the world. “The world is obsessed with weapons,” he added. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, file)
            
              FILE - Ettore Russo fires his pistol at an indoor shooting range during a qualification course to renew his Carry Concealed handgun permit at the Placer Sporting Club in Roseville, Calif., on Friday, July 1, 2022. In an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, Pope Francis said that the arms industry has brought untold death and destruction to the world. “The world is obsessed with weapons,” he added. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
            
              Pope Francis speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. According to the pope, the arms industry has brought untold death and destruction to the world. “The world is obsessed with weapons,” he said. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              Pope Francis speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. According to the pope, the arms industry has brought untold death and destruction to the world. “The world is obsessed with weapons,” he said. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              Pope Francis speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. According to the pope, the arms industry has brought untold death and destruction to the world. “The world is obsessed with weapons,” he said. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
            
              FILE - A woman ties balloons to a cross in a makeshift memorial in the parking lot of a Walmart in Chesapeake, Va., Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, for the six people killed at this Walmart when a manager opened fire with a handgun before an employee meeting. In an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, Pope Francis said that the arms industry has brought untold death and destruction to the world. “The world is obsessed with weapons,” he added. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
            
              FILE - The Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) display weapons seized from ISIS in Salahuddin province, north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Jan 12, 2023. In an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, Pope Francis said that the arms industry has brought untold death and destruction to the world. “The world is obsessed with weapons,” he added. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, file)
            
              FILE - Ettore Russo fires his pistol at an indoor shooting range during a qualification course to renew his Carry Concealed handgun permit at the Placer Sporting Club in Roseville, Calif., on Friday, July 1, 2022. In an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, Pope Francis said that the arms industry has brought untold death and destruction to the world. “The world is obsessed with weapons,” he added. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
            
              Pope Francis speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. According to the pope, the arms industry has brought untold death and destruction to the world. “The world is obsessed with weapons,” he said. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              Pope Francis speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. According to the pope, the arms industry has brought untold death and destruction to the world. “The world is obsessed with weapons,” he said. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              Pope Francis speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. According to the pope, the arms industry has brought untold death and destruction to the world. “The world is obsessed with weapons,” he said. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
            
              Pope Francis speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. According to the pope, the arms industry has brought untold death and destruction to the world. “The world is obsessed with weapons,” he said. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              FILE - A woman ties balloons to a cross in a makeshift memorial in the parking lot of a Walmart in Chesapeake, Va., Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, for the six people killed at this Walmart when a manager opened fire with a handgun before an employee meeting. In an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, Pope Francis said that the arms industry has brought untold death and destruction to the world. “The world is obsessed with weapons,” he added. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
            
              FILE - The Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) display weapons seized from ISIS in Salahuddin province, north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Jan 12, 2023. In an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, Pope Francis said that the arms industry has brought untold death and destruction to the world. “The world is obsessed with weapons,” he added. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, file)
            
              FILE - Ettore Russo fires his pistol at an indoor shooting range during a qualification course to renew his Carry Concealed handgun permit at the Placer Sporting Club in Roseville, Calif., on Friday, July 1, 2022. In an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, Pope Francis said that the arms industry has brought untold death and destruction to the world. “The world is obsessed with weapons,” he added. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
            
              Pope Francis speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. According to the pope, the arms industry has brought untold death and destruction to the world. “The world is obsessed with weapons,” he said. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              Pope Francis speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. According to the pope, the arms industry has brought untold death and destruction to the world. “The world is obsessed with weapons,” he said. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              Pope Francis speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. According to the pope, the arms industry has brought untold death and destruction to the world. “The world is obsessed with weapons,” he said. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
            
              FILE - Cardinal Joseph Zen, the former bishop of Hong Kong, arrives for the funeral mass of late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. In an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, Pope Francis said that sometimes Chinese authorities are somewhat "closed." Francis has been criticized by some segments of the Catholic Church over a 2018 agreement with Beijing over the appointment of bishops in China. Among those critics is Cardinal Joseph Zen, of Hong Kong. In the interview, Francis called Zen a "tender soul" and recalled spending time with him after the funeral of Pope Benedict XVI earlier this month. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, file)
            
              FILE - People wearing face masks walk past the Wangfujing Church, a Catholic church in Beijing, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. In an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, Pope Francis said that sometimes Chinese authorities are somewhat "closed." Francis has been criticized by some segments of the Catholic Church over a 2018 agreement with Beijing over the appointment of bishops in China. Among those critics is Cardinal Joseph Zen, of Hong Kong. In the interview, Francis called Zen a "tender soul" and recalled spending time with him after the funeral of Pope Benedict XVI earlier this month. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, file)
            
              FILE - Chinese faithful attend Pope Francis weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. In an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, Pope Francis said that sometimes Chinese authorities are somewhat "closed." Francis has been criticized by some segments of the Catholic Church over a 2018 agreement with Beijing over the appointment of bishops in China. Among those critics is Cardinal Joseph Zen, of Hong Kong. In the interview, Francis called Zen a "tender soul" and recalled spending time with him after the funeral of Pope Benedict XVI earlier this month. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)
            
              FILE - Chinese faithful attend Pope Francis weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. In an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, Pope Francis said that sometimes Chinese authorities are somewhat "closed." Francis has been criticized by some segments of the Catholic Church over a 2018 agreement with Beijing over the appointment of bishops in China. Among those critics is Cardinal Joseph Zen, of Hong Kong. In the interview, Francis called Zen a "tender soul" and recalled spending time with him after the funeral of Pope Benedict XVI earlier this month. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)
            
              FILE - Cardinal Joseph Zen, a vocal opponent of attempts by Beijing and the Vatican at rapprochement, presides over a vigil Mass for Bishop Michael Yeung in Hong Kong, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. In an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, Pope Francis said that sometimes Chinese authorities are somewhat "closed." Francis has been criticized by some segments of the Catholic Church over a 2018 agreement with Beijing over the appointment of bishops in China. Among those critics is Cardinal Joseph Zen, of Hong Kong. In the interview, Francis called Zen a "tender soul" and recalled spending time with him after the funeral of Pope Benedict XVI earlier this month. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, file)
            
              Pope Francis speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Francis said  that sometimes Chinese authorities are somewhat "closed."  Francis has been criticized by some segments of the Catholic Church over a 2018 agreement with Beijing over the appointment of bishops in China. Among those critics is Cardinal Joseph Zen, of Hong Kong. In the interview, Francis called Zen a "tender soul" and recalled spending time with him after the funeral of Pope Benedict XVI earlier this month. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              Pope Francis speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Francis said  that sometimes Chinese authorities are somewhat "closed."  Francis has been criticized by some segments of the Catholic Church over a 2018 agreement with Beijing over the appointment of bishops in China. Among those critics is Cardinal Joseph Zen, of Hong Kong. In the interview, Francis called Zen a "tender soul" and recalled spending time with him after the funeral of Pope Benedict XVI earlier this month. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              Pope Francis speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Francis said  that sometimes Chinese authorities are somewhat "closed."  Francis has been criticized by some segments of the Catholic Church over a 2018 agreement with Beijing over the appointment of bishops in China. Among those critics is Cardinal Joseph Zen, of Hong Kong. In the interview, Francis called Zen a "tender soul" and recalled spending time with him after the funeral of Pope Benedict XVI earlier this month. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
            
              Pope Francis speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Francis said  that sometimes Chinese authorities are somewhat "closed."  Francis has been criticized by some segments of the Catholic Church over a 2018 agreement with Beijing over the appointment of bishops in China. Among those critics is Cardinal Joseph Zen, of Hong Kong. In the interview, Francis called Zen a "tender soul" and recalled spending time with him after the funeral of Pope Benedict XVI earlier this month. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
            
              Pope Francis speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Francis said  that sometimes Chinese authorities are somewhat "closed."  Francis has been criticized by some segments of the Catholic Church over a 2018 agreement with Beijing over the appointment of bishops in China. Among those critics is Cardinal Joseph Zen, of Hong Kong. In the interview, Francis called Zen a "tender soul" and recalled spending time with him after the funeral of Pope Benedict XVI earlier this month. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
The AP Interview Takeaways: The Pope on “patience” in China