Men and women's differences bind them in marriage and help their children mature, the pope asserts.
The assessment came from Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state, who ranks second only to Pope Francis in the Catholic hierarchy.
The pope's exaltation of opposite-sex marriage came a day after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on extending marriage rights to same-sex couples.
One French paper said the pontiff turned away the candidate but said it was "nothing personal."
A candidate for the priesthood openly discusses being gay in a column published today, but points out that he is more than his sexual orientation.
The Vatican has yet to accept France's candidate for ambassador — and sources report Pope Francis nixed him because he's gay.
Inmates from a unit for gay, transgender, and HIV-positive people will be among those Francis meets with in Naples Saturday.
In advance of the World Meeting of Families, a new organization is working to raise awareness about LGBT issues and other matters important to 'social justice Catholics.'
LGBT church members and allies open up in the short film Owning Our Faith.
Some 50 LGBT Catholic pilgrims traveled to Florence, Assisi, and Rome, where they were given VIP seats for a papal audience. Take a look at photos from their journey.