Cardinal Pietro Parolin

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks to reporters before addressing the Republican Party of Arkansas Reagan Rockefeller dinner in Hot Springs, Ark., Friday, July 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Vatican Congratulates Donald Trump, Already Showing Himself to Be ‘A Leader’

We would like to offer our congratulations to the new President, wishing him a truly fruitful mandate,” Cardinal Parolin said in an interview released by Vatican Radio. “We also offer our prayers that the Lord will enlighten and sustain him in the service of his country, and at the service of world peace and prosperity.”

Cardinal Pietro Parolin

Top Cardinal Says Vatican Prime Minister ‘Could Be a Woman’

The Vatican’s Secretary of State said this week that there is no reason why a woman could not occupy his post in the future—the equivalent of Prime Minister—since “the office is not bound to the sacraments and to the priesthood.”