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, Argentino, 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?’
Op-ed: The Gay Rights Movement, Gay Bars, and the Church

Op-ed: The Gay Rights Movement, Gay Bars, and the Church

All of the hypocrisy that led me to finally leave the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis: Reach Out to 'Save the Lost

Pope Francis: Reach Out to 'Save the Lost'

Pope Francis delivered a homily in which he denounced having a 'narrow and prejudiced mentality,' entreated followers to 'truly accept the marginalized' and spoke of 'restoring everyone to God's family.'

Pope Has Kind Words for Backers of Anti-Equality Measures in Slovakia

Pope Francis Again Disappoints LGBT Activists

Slovakians will vote Saturday on the definition of marriage and whether same-sex couples can adopt children.

S.F. Catholic School Handbook to Denounce 'Grave Evil' of Same-Sex Relationships

S.F. Catholic School Handbook to Denounce 'Grave Evil' of Same-Sex Relationships

The Bay Area is known as an LGBT haven — but four Catholic high schools won't be if the area's archbishop succeeds in adding 'sexual morality' language to the handbooks.

What Have the New Catholic Cardinals Said About LGBT People?

What Have the New Catholic Cardinals Said About LGBT People?

A few of the pontiff's picks have made comments on LGBT issues in the past.

Pope Francis Holds Private Meeting With Transgender Man and Fiancée

Pope Francis Holds Private Meeting With Transgender Man

After being rejected by members of his church in Spain, a transgender man wrote to the pontiff — and landed a private meeting with the pope.

Michael Sam Proposed to Vito Cammisano — at the Vatican

Michael Sam Proposed to Vito Cammisano — at the Vatican

Was Pope Francis in on it?

Pope Calls Same-Sex Marriage a 'Threat' to the Family

Pope Calls Same-Sex Marriage a 'Threat' to the Family

The pontiff's mixed record on LGBT issues got dicier with his remarks in Manila today.

Irish Priest Comes Out, Gets Standing Ovation

Irish Priest Comes Out, Gets Standing Ovation

Delivering a sermon in which he expressed support for marriage equality, an Irish priest told his flock that he is gay.

Will 2015 Vatican Synod Follow Pope's Lead on LGBT Families?

Will 2015 Vatican Synod Follow Pope's Lead on LGBT Families?

LGBT Catholic leaders respond to a document and questionnaire sent to clergy ahead of the 2015 Synod of Bishops that calls for direct input from church laity about the future of Catholic LGBT families.

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