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?’

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

A Hungarian cardinal opens the family issues synod with a denunciation of gay relationships, while Pope Francis walks the line between upholding doctrine and welcoming all. 

October 05 2015 5:18 PM

Roman Catholic bishops will meet at the Vatican beginning Sunday to discuss family issues, and LGBT groups hope to be heard.

October 04 2015 9:30 AM

The right-wing law firm representing Kentucky clerk Kim Davis claims the Vatican is trying to downplay the intimacy of Pope Francis's visit with Davis in Washington. 

October 02 2015 2:37 PM

The Vatican denies any private meeting with Kim Davis, but CNN reports that Pope Francis personally invited his former student, an out gay man, to the embassy.

October 02 2015 1:00 PM

The Vatican is pushing back about Kim Davis's meeting with the pope, saying he was 'blindsided' and 'exploited.'

October 02 2015 10:26 AM

It was a match made not in heaven but on Pope-Meet.com.

October 01 2015 8:28 PM

The secret meeting in Washington between the antigay Kentucky clerk and the leader of the Roman Catholic Church was carefully planned, says Davis's attorney. 

October 01 2015 3:51 PM

The Vatican confirmed it: Aides to Pope Francis set up the private meeting weeks ago and kept it under wraps until now. 

2:42 PM