1. Well this is what he told TMZ, before getting on a plane and flying to Rome.
He added that his people are in talks with the Vatican to get him a meeting with the next big guy the Catholic Church wheels out.
3. Let’s check in with live reaction at the Vatican:
8. UPDATE: Rodman has confirmed the reports of his travel.
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