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Today at the Vatican Pope France's celebrated his first Easter -- leader of the world's one billion Catholics.
In the traditional Easter message the Pope called for a political solution to the civil war and Syria.
As well as peace on the Korean Peninsula.
As his papers he begins Francis has -- -- humble town in contrast of the corruption and scandal in some parts of the church.
But how much does the new Pope intend to shake things up.
Earlier I asked the archbishop of Washington cardinal -- world what he thinks both -- -- it.
You're evidence happy Easter and welcome back to FOX News Sunday thank you it's great to be back from the moment he took the world stage -- Francis talked about serving.
The -- -- just the least important.
On holy Thursday he followed the tradition of washing the feet of twelve people but instead of twelve priest says other popes had done and he watched.
And kiss the feet of a dozen young inmates including women and Muslims.
Question what message.
Is the Pope sending about.
What he's going to be do.
I think his message is it is a very clear when that.
You bear witness with words but you also bear witness with actions.
And I think what he's trying to say two to all of us is if we really are trying to introduce -- of the gospel if we're really trying to.
Tell the believers.
How important the gospel is.
-- to do that.
May be even better with actions.
As well those words the -- that's what he's trying to do.
There is a widespread sense that.
The church has problems governance problems that there is corruption inside the church that there are turf war is one of the first things this Pope.
House to deal where does that secret investigative report about the Vatican leaks.
Why did the cardinals believe that Pope Francis.
Was the right man to -- things -- I think they're probably.
-- couple of ideas that we're going around as we were talking about who.
Might be the next group who would be the best person two.
One when we talk about the church we also want to make sure that we distinguish it from just the operation of the Vatican.
I think we were concerned about who will keep the momentum of the new -- -- this -- -- who will keep.
This this energy that the church is seeing now among many of our young people around the world -- keep that going.
But the same time somebody has to address the administration the administration.
The Holy See somebody has to take a look at.
What is working and what he's -- quirky.
I can tell you what that means because we didn't have the report.
But the very fact that.
There needs to be some.
Some change but that was a part of the thinking.
Can you envision someone better and then -- Francis.
The credibility he brings to what -- he decides in the Vatican is going to be enormous.
But in the meantime.
He's keeping the focus on the rest -- -- We hear there's an awful lot of -- But on the inside game how old.
-- Grasso as a reformer how revolutionary if you will do you expect -- Francis to be not on doctrine.
But on changing the way to church does business well perhaps -- seeing signs of it.
In the fact that he hasn't even moved into the papal residence.
That he's chosen to stay in the residence where we all work for the conclave maybe he is simply saying -- going to be a lot of changes.
It we're -- to get back to something that will be a little bit more direct.
Maybe contact with the Pope.
Will be a little easier and that was one of the things that we -- cardinals talked about.
The need to find ways in which there's a lot more communication between the rest of the church and -- All right you were there we saw all the pictures take us inside this is your first -- take us inside the Sistine Chapel.
They closed the doors the 115.
Cardinal electors circle there.
And you're choosing the head of the church from one point 23.
Billion Catholics but -- that moment.
There is -- so all of.
This and that I really wasn't prepared to two experiences -- week.
But when you hear that door close and you hear it.
And that and that bolsters.
His -- Then you realize this she's really a -- -- We're all we're all wearing what we would -- if we were presiding hat and -- somewhere.
Have not as the celebrity that simply as a cardinal.
This absolute silence.
And the one thing that you are supposed to be doing.
He's listening with your heart you know before I when he and I talked to one of the -- cardinals he's nine years old.
He came to one of those that general meetings just so we could -- I've known him for forty years.
And I said -- -- I'm feeling a little bit overwhelmed miles.
He said when you get in the Sistine Chapel they -- that could work.
Just listen with your heart.
And you hear.
And it turned out to be true.
The -- that there was this whole.
Oath you take.
And then Chris Nguyen at the moment comes to write -- name on the ballot.
In -- nobody.
And -- like to think the holy spirit -- me that -- I'm fascinated there were five -- obviously the fifth ballot you chose the Pope after about and they tell you.
So and so -- Galileo the -- Pope Francis has so many votes do you know about and talk and.
-- this is the interesting things.
They count the ballots and that in itself is rather -- of three people look at each ballot and go through -- whole -- soon.
Once it's clear -- and was elected not thing he said there's this moment.
And then you just who write another name on the next round.
It's as if to -- is if the holy spirit is saying look.
Now you know the direction.
OK you're going to have to have -- -- -- this town.
This is the powerful part though Chris you have you have your ballot in your hand you have to stand there in front of that.
-- fresco of the last judgment.
Christ the lord who have come to judge me.
That this ballot is -- the person -- True answer and the church it's really powerful but there's no milling about there's no discussion.
It's altogether different and anything that -- you and I have experience in our life here politically.
You know nominations no candidate.
Open to be the action -- Not -- -- -- pulling the lever on election night at the big story in Washington this week as you well know has been.
The supreme court's consideration of the issue of same sex Barack.
If the court finds.
That there is a constitutional right.
What -- you say to gays were good Catholics and attends church every week.
Who say who believe that god made them that way and who want to commit to a partner.
We are always welcome me of -- on the Catholic Church welcomes.
But in the Catholic Church also reminds all of us.
There is a moral law they're the commandments of god and we have to do our best to -- -- them.
From the pulpit and we try to meet people where they are and walk with them in life's -- at the church he's problem.
Twenty centuries of experience.
Probably the most understanding.
Of the human condition of any institution.
But at the same time it does remind.
Not only have gay people put heterosexual people straight people.
You're not supposed to be following.
A moral law.
Apart from life -- Christ has said to us.
We do that all the time with -- -- specifically what do you say what would you say to that.
Good gay Catholic I think we tried to work -- with them whatever situation they find themselves in.
The goal is to hold them as close to the church and to Christ and the sacraments as possible.
A lot depends on how well were able to communicate how well were -- in a pastoral situation to look at each person's life.
And see where we are.
So you would allow him to continue in the church but you would not recognize.
But we do that same thing with people who are married divorced and remarried we say you're still part of the family.
But we can't recognize.
Marriage we do that we've done that and it's never been angry.
The it's painful.
All of us to have to realize that.
Making her way through life.
And that we can't always be as perfect as we would like to be I looked at the church to say to me.
Look walk as close to crisis you can and that's why we're here come to masks.
Participate in the life of the church.
I want to ask you about that the legal situation.
Legalize same sex marriage in 2005 and there have been legal problems that it was a case of Knights of Columbus.
Appalled that had agreed to hold a reception for a married couple until they found out that it was the same sex couple and -- had to pay a fine.
And there are questions what what about a Catholic university that has housing for married couples what are they gonna do -- -- -- same sex couple.
How is the church and do writ large not just the -- for the whole religious institution.
How's -- gonna deal -- that and doesn't this get a little bit to -- issue that you have with the administration.
About the mandate.
Of of insurance policies including.
I shouldn't there be enough space in our society as pluralistic and free as America is.
To be able to work all of these things out in the way that everybody can be who they are.
And carry on their activities I think for example.
When we talk about.
Changing that -- marriage.
There's going to have to be a lot of of adjusting because the whole world has always understood.
Marriage is the word you used to describe.
When a man and woman commit to each other.
For the rest of their lives.
NHK children once you change that arbitrarily.
There's going to be downstream from that all kinds of questions we're gonna have to deal with them one by one it -- we come to them.
And that's why the church keeps saying.
Make room for.
-- -- worry about is someone saying to me.
-- -- -- -- And that sex is intended for marriage and because you believe that marriages and -- -- going because she believed.
That marriage is between a man -- woman -- some hall.
-- you don't belong here.
That somehow these -- This is bigotry or vicious hate speech that's what -- worry -- there has to be room enough.
In this society as large as free and his -- -- as America.
To make space for all of us.
Finally for all the controversies this is Easter which has a very joyous meaning.
What is your message here Easter message for our viewers the Easter message for every Christian is Christ is reason and that's where we say -- -- -- -- But for the rest of the world Easter is also a reminder.
-- There is all -- hope.
Individually collectively society we should never give up hope that we can make things better that's the story.
Four of the believer it's probably the area for everyone else should be there's hope.
There's a possibility to make this a better world and it's a beautiful spring and flowers are blooming and all's right with the world -- thank you so much you're very welcome thank you Chris.
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