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?’
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.

Pope Francis: Heterosexual Parents Best for Children

Pope Francis: Heterosexual Parents Best for Children

Men and women's differences bind them in marriage and help their children mature, the pope asserts.

Vatican Official Calls Irish Marriage Vote 'Defeat for Humanity'

Vatican Official Calls Irish Marriage Vote 'Defeat for Humanity'

The assessment came from Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state, who ranks second only to Pope Francis in the Catholic hierarchy.

Pope Francis Admires 'Masterpiece' of Man-Woman Marriage

Pope Francis Admires 'Masterpiece' of Man-Woman Marriage

The pope's exaltation of opposite-sex marriage came a day after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on extending marriage rights to same-sex couples.

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