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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?’

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

He's been hailed as the most progressive pontiff in modern times, but is he really? See for yourself in less time than it takes to boil an egg.

April 09 2016 5:05 AM

In his much-anticipated document on marriage, family, and sexuality, the pope doesn't move an inch on same-sex relationships or other LGBT issues.

April 08 2016 5:25 PM

Pope Francis and the presidential hopeful find they have a common enemy: the idolatry of money.

April 08 2016 2:12 PM

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, who has been controversial as the Vatican's ambassador to the U.S., is on his way out, sources say.

March 14 2016 5:20 PM

'What is there to fear from two people who love each other?' adds Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

February 13 2016 7:00 AM

Rev. Michael Shanahan comes out in an interview on the open secret of gay Catholic clergy.

February 02 2016 8:37 PM
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