Pope Francis I
Pope Francis said today, he won’t judge clergy for their sexual orientation, and that he will not judge anyone gay who is searching for the Lord. The Pope also said he believes women should play a greater role in the church.
A silver bell rang inside the Basilica of Saint Mary as part of a mass to celebrate the installation of Pope Francis.
Pope Francis has wrapped up his first full day as leader of the Roman Catholic Church. He celebrated his first Mass as Holy Father in the Sistine Chapel with the Cardinals who elected him.
For more than two hours, the drama unfolded live on every major American TV network. First, the white smoke. Then the curtains open.
Pope Francis is the first ever from the Americas, an austere Jesuit intellectual who modernized Argentina’s conservative Catholic church.