Thousands of people who were gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the traditional Sunday on-the-dot-of-noon appearance by Pope Francis were watching for the window of the Apostolic Palace to be thrown open so they could listen to the pope’s remarks and receive his blessing. But after seven minutes, the Pope still hadn’t shown himself.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has changed church regulations to explicitly allow women and girls to participate in the Easter Week foot-washing ritual, after having shocked many Catholics by performing the rite on women and Muslims just weeks after he was elected.
You’ve heard of Southern hospitality, but what about Vatican hospitality?
A homeless woman gave birth to a baby girl on a cardboard box just outside of St. Peter’s Square early Wednesday, and was subsequently given a year’s stay in a Vatican-owned apartment.
3 out of 10 Americans believe Pope Francis is secretly a Muslim.