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?’
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.

Pope: Church Should Help Families Stand by LGBT Members

Pope: Families Should 'Stand By' LGBT Children

In a new interview, the pontiff says this was the focus of LGBT-related discussion at a recent bishops' meeting, not issues regarding same-sex couples and marriage.

GQ: 'Kind, Humane' Pope Francis Is Holy Man of the Year

GQ: 'Kind, Humane' Pope Francis Is Holy Man of the Year

GQ's Jim Nelson says one of the reasons the pope merits praise is that he doesn't think gays and lesbians are evil.

Will Pope Address LGBT Concerns at World Meeting of Families?

Will Pope Address LGBT Concerns at World Meeting of Families?

LGBT 'pilgrims,' representing different types of families, will attend the event next year in Philadelphia and hope for an audience with the pontiff.

L.A. Panel Features Prominent Pro-LGBT Religious Figures

L.A. Panel Features Prominent Pro-LGBT Religious Figures

Four prominent pro-LGBT religious figures were lauded as pioneers at a panel discussion called 'Is Religion Getting Us to LGBTQ Equality?'

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