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?’
Pope Francis to Meet With Gay, Transgender Prisoners

Pope Francis to Meet With Gay, Transgender Prisoners

Inmates from a unit for gay, transgender, and HIV-positive people will be among those Francis meets with in Naples Saturday.

New Catholic Group Joins Fight for LGBT Acceptance

New Catholic Group Joins Fight for LGBT Acceptance

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.'

WATCH: Film Makes Case for Full LGBT Acceptance in Catholic Church

WATCH: Film Makes Case for Full LGBT Acceptance in Catholic Church

LGBT church members and allies open up in the short film Owning Our Faith.

PHOTOS: These LGBT Catholics Went to Rome, Landed VIP Seats for Pope

These LGBT Catholics Landed VIP Seats for the Pope in Rome

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.

Pope Francis: Gender Theory Doesn't 'Recognize Order of Creation'

Pope Francis: Gender Theory Doesn't 'Recognize Order of Creation'

Just one month after the pope held a historic private meeting with a transgender man and his fiancée, a new book includes antitransgender remarks from the pontiff.

'The Francis Effect': A Historic LGBT Pilgrimage to Rome

'The Francis Effect': A Historic LGBT Pilgrimage to Rome

LGBT Catholics on a pilgrimage to Rome were for the first time given VIP seats near Pope Francis himself for the pontiff’s weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square.

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.

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