Close Pope Francis talks possibility of married men becoming priests In order to combat the Roman Catholic Church's shortage of clergy, Pope Francis said this week that he is open to married men becoming priests. USA TODAY WBIR 10:30 AM. EST March 10, 2017 TRENDING VIDEOS WCNC Breaking News N.C. lawmakers reach deal on House Bill II Teen killed in high speed patrol chase Father charged for hitting daughter with belt The Defenders: Troubling trend of crimes in CLT malls WATCH: Lost bet has hilarious outcome Keeping your kids safe from online predators HB2 repeal vote underway now NC woman forced to pay over Facebook comment Restaurant bans children under age 5 More Stories Gov. Roy Cooper signs HB2 repeal into law Mar 29, 2017, 10:59 p.m. Damaging winds a concern in overnight storm in Charlotte Mar 30, 2017, 10:33 a.m. Sweet surprise: A CMS teacher's adorable proposal Mar 30, 2017, 7:28 p.m.