Pope Francis

Read the latest news about Pope Francis, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. Find out updates about Pope Francis, who was named ‘Person of the Year’ by The Advocate for his increadingly tolerant position on gays and lesbians. Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, Argentino, the spiritual leader of over 1 billion people takes his namesake from Saint Francis of Assisi, one of the most celebrated figures in religious history. He is the first non-European pope in over a thousand years. Discover more about the man who said ‘Who am I to judge?’
Philadelphia Catholic Parish Reneges on Hosting LGBT Events

Philadelphia Catholic Parish Reneges on Hosting LGBT Events

LGBT groups planned events surrounding Pope Francis's visit in September, but now they'll have to move to another venue.

Right-Wing Website Blasts GLAAD Guide to Covering Pope Francis

Right-Wing Website Blasts GLAAD Advice to Journalists

The Daily Caller calls GLAAD's guide 'oppressive' in advising journalists covering the papal visit how to avoid missteps in reporting on the church's relations with LGBT Catholics.

LGBT Groups Seek 'Reconciliation' Meeting With Pope Francis

LGBT Groups Seek 'Reconciliation' Meeting With Pope

DignityUSA and GLAAD have sent a letter requesting such a meeting when the pope visits the U.S.

Fired Priest to Pope: Listen to LGBT Catholics' Concerns

Fired Priest to Pope: Listen to LGBT Catholics' Concerns

The Rev. Warren Hall, fired in the spring by Seton Hall University, urges Pope Francis to meet with LGBT Catholics when he visits the U.S.

What Do Recent Signs Say About the Pope?

What Do Recent Signs Say About the Pope?

Diplomatic dispute calls Francis’ openness to LGBTs into question.

Married Gay Activist’s Meeting with Pope Was ‘Very Productive’

Gay Activist’s Meeting with Pope Was ‘Very Productive’

Simón Cazal of LGBT Paraguayan group SomosGay, says he was encouraged by his audience with Pope Francis.

Meet the Married Gay Activist Who'll Talk to Pope Francis

Meet the Married Gay Activist Who'll Talk to Pope Francis

Simón Cazal of Paraguay will be the first married gay activist to have a public meeting with the pope — and he's being hopeful but realistic about what may come of it.

LGBT Catholics Find Little Encouragement in Family Synod Document

LGBT Catholics Find Little Encouragement in Family Synod

A working paper that will guide discussion at this fall's bishops' meeting doesn't include much outreach to LGBT Catholics.

Is the Pope's Environmental Encyclical Anti-transgender?

Is the Pope's Environmental Encyclical Anti-transgender?

Calling for 'the acceptance of our bodies as God's gift' appears to send negative signals to transgender people.

Op-ed: What Does a Pope Know About Marriage?

Op-ed: What Does a Pope Know About Marriage?

This gay Catholic really wants to like Pope Francis, but the pontiff isn't making it easy.

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