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?’

LGBT people across Uganda are calling on Pope Francis to address the country's rampant homophobia and to call for tolerance and acceptance.

November 23 2015 9:27 AM

Randy Berry, U.S. special envoy for LGBT rights, has his first meeting at the Vatican, seeking to form a partnership to fight violence and discrimination around the world.

November 12 2015 5:52 PM

Rev. Fred Daley came out 11 years ago and never looked back, saying he's happy to be the person that God created him to be.

October 31 2015 2:24 PM

The church has brought 'immeasurable suffering' to LGBT Catholics and their loved ones, Krzysztof Charamsa says in a letter to Pope Francis.

October 29 2015 7:48 PM

The new synod on the family continued talks about accepting gays and lesbians in the Catholic Church.

October 25 2015 2:57 PM

Krzysztof Charamsa, fired by the Vatican after coming out, says he met other gay priests at the Holy See — some self-loathing, some 'fantastic' clergymen — but no organized gay network.

October 12 2015 8:19 PM

French news media report the nine-month standoff over credentials is over.

October 12 2015 10:51 AM

In rejecting marriage equality, the pope said the Church also had to show love and understanding towards all.

October 06 2015 2:26 PM

Mario Bonfanti holds up a a sign which reads "My name is Mario, I am your priest, I am gay, and I ask for equal rights for everyone."

October 06 2015 11:25 AM

Yayo Grassi, who brought his partner and friends to meet with Pope Francis in Washington, says he's long had warm acceptance from the pontiff.

October 05 2015 7:14 PM