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, Argentina, 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?’

Pope Francis applauded anti-LGBT protesters fighting “in favor of family and life.

September 26 2016 12:01 PM

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore's early end leaves us with an advocate-shaped hole in our late-night talk show hearts.

August 23 2016 4:32 PM

“Today, in schools they are teaching this to children — to children! — that everyone can choose their gender,” the pope says, none too pleased.

August 02 2016 8:34 PM

It's one of several restrictions Archbishop Charles Chaput has issued concerning parishioners in "irregular" relationships — and he may try to spread these instructions around the nation. 

July 06 2016 9:30 PM

The emeritus pope, known for much anti-LGBT rhetoric, makes this assertion in his soon-to-be-published memoir.

July 01 2016 5:35 PM

Many have hailed the religious leader's statements as “a groundbreaking moment” for LGBT people.

June 27 2016 10:58 AM

Italy has been a major exception among Western nations in its lack of recognition for same-sex couples.
 

May 11 2016 9:25 PM Updated
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