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: Heterosexual Parents Best for Children

Pope Francis: Heterosexual Parents Best for Children

Men and women's differences bind them in marriage and help their children mature, the pope asserts.

Vatican Official Calls Irish Marriage Vote 'Defeat for Humanity'

Vatican Official Calls Irish Marriage Vote 'Defeat for Humanity'

The assessment came from Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state, who ranks second only to Pope Francis in the Catholic hierarchy.

Pope Francis Admires 'Masterpiece' of Man-Woman Marriage

Pope Francis Admires 'Masterpiece' of Man-Woman Marriage

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.

Report: Pope Rejects France's Gay Ambassadorial Nominee

Report: Pope Rejects France's Gay Ambassadorial Nominee

One French paper said the pontiff turned away the candidate but said it was "nothing personal."

Gay Jesuit: Catholic Church Must Discover 'Tender Compassion' for All

Gay Jesuit: Catholic Church Must Discover 'Tender Compassion' for All

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.

Report: Pope Judges Gay Ambassador Candidate Unacceptable

Report: Pope Judges Gay Ambassador Candidate Unacceptable

The Vatican has yet to accept France's candidate for ambassador — and sources report Pope Francis nixed him because he's gay.

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.

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