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.
- Former British prime minister Tony Blair says there are elements of the Brexit debate "happening the world over."
- Uber documents provided to BuzzFeed News suggest that price cuts don't always raise driver wages 🚗💸
- President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in West Virginia after at least 23 people were killed in flash floods.