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?’

The affirmation of the ban comes in a new Vatican document — even though it's widely acknowledged that there are many gay priests in the church.

December 07 2016 6:24 PM

But it's still a sin, according to the Roman Catholic Church's leader. 

November 21 2016 3:30 PM

The pope tried to clarify his widely condemned beliefs about "gender theory."

October 03 2016 3:49 PM

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
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