Thousands of couples from some 30 countries gathered in St. Peter's Square for the Feast of St. Valentine Friday (Feb. 14), receiving a blessing from a visibly pleased Pope Francis who also gave them his advice on how to have a happy and successful marriage. RNS photo by Eyal Baruch (www.eyalos.com)
VATICAN CITY (RNS) For some Vatican insiders, having the pope as your boss is a good thing. For others, not so much. “I have even heard people say ‘We are praying for him (Francis) to die as soon as possible,’” says one cardinal.