A former Roman Catholic bishop has revealed Pope Francis is married at least 18 times.
Ilan Omar, who is also the president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of America, told ABC News the former pope has five wives and five children.
Omar said the most recent of those marriages was with a woman named Gilda, whom he met in Rome in 2010.
She is the daughter of a Polish priest who converted to Catholicism in the early 1960s.
Omar told ABC that his wife Gilda married in 2002.
He is not a member of the Pope’s inner circle, but has said in the past that he is happy to be associated with the Pope.
He also told ABC’s This Week that the Pope is married to a priest who has converted to Christianity.
In the 1960s, the Vatican had more than 300 priests and other religious workers who were “out of touch” with the church’s needs, Omar said.
The Vatican has said the number of clergy in the inner circle is about 2,000, and Omar acknowledged the church has had a “difficult” time in recent years.