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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?’

Activist Frank Mugisha is asking Pope Francis to address LGBT issues during his visit to the African nation.

November 27 2015 1:13 PM

LGBT people across Uganda are calling on Pope Francis to address the country's rampant homophobia and to call for tolerance and acceptance.

November 23 2015 9:27 AM

Randy Berry, U.S. special envoy for LGBT rights, has his first meeting at the Vatican, seeking to form a partnership to fight violence and discrimination around the world.

November 12 2015 5:52 PM

Rev. Fred Daley came out 11 years ago and never looked back, saying he's happy to be the person that God created him to be.

October 31 2015 2:24 PM

The church has brought 'immeasurable suffering' to LGBT Catholics and their loved ones, Krzysztof Charamsa says in a letter to Pope Francis.

October 29 2015 7:48 PM

The new synod on the family continued talks about accepting gays and lesbians in the Catholic Church.

October 25 2015 2:57 PM

Krzysztof Charamsa, fired by the Vatican after coming out, says he met other gay priests at the Holy See — some self-loathing, some 'fantastic' clergymen — but no organized gay network.

October 12 2015 8:19 PM
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