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.
For more than two hours, the drama unfolded live on every major American TV network. First, the white smoke. Then the curtains open.
Pope Benedict the 16th made his last public appearance before stepping down early Wednesday morning.
Declaring that he lacks the strength to do his job, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he will resign Feb. 28 — becoming the first pontiff to step down in 600 years.
A tiny shrine in a small northeast Wisconsin town has just been given a huge distinction by the Vatican: It’s been named as a holy site.