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: Kids Must Have Moms and Dads

Pope Francis: Kids Must Have Moms and Dads

Pope Francis says children must be raised with 'the complementarity of the masculinity and femininity of a father and a mother.'

Catholic Archbishop OK's Baptism of Lesbian Couple's Child

Catholic Archbishop OK's Baptism of Lesbian Couple's Child

The child of a lesbian couple in Argentina is baptized in a Catholic cathedral.

WATCH: The Pope Has His Own Version of 'Tiger Beat' Magazine

WATCH: The Pope's Personal Version of Tiger Beat Magazine

Watch out Justin Bieber. The Pope has a new magazine, complete with a glossy centerfold. No one is more delighted about it than 'papal fanboy' Stephen Colbert.

Op-Ed: Pope's Legacy Will Be That He's Willing to Listen

Op-ed: Pope's Legacy Will Be That He's Willing to Listen

The leader of a pro-LGBT Catholic group reflects on the pope's first year.

Op-ed: Pope Francis: One Year In, Door Slightly Ajar for LGBT People

Pope Francis: One Year In, Door Slightly Ajar for LGBTs

Progress for LGBT people in the religious sphere will not mirror advances at the ballot box or in the courts, but Pope Francis is showing how it's possible.

Timothy Dolan Uncomfortable as Pope Calls for Study of Civil Unions

Uncomfortable: Timothy Dolan Versus Pope on Civil Unions

Once again American Catholic leadership is being challenged over whether they disagree with something Pope Francis has said.

Pope's Civil Unions Comments Spur Hope — But Caution Too

Pope's Civil Unions Comments Spur Hope — But Caution Too

The Vatican emphasizes that Pope Francis did not intend to enter the debate over same-sex civil unions, but some say he's opened the door wider for such discussions.

Pope Francis Says Church Must Examine Civil Unions

Pope Francis Says Church Must Examine Civil Unions

Pope Francis says in a new interview that the Catholic Church must explore civil unions as a way to ensure financial security for same-sex couples.

Catholics Urge Church to Evolve on Same-Sex Relationships

Catholics Urge Church to Evolve on Same-Sex Relationships

Lay Catholics from Florida to Germany ask the church to change on same-sex relationships.

WATCH: Jesuit Series Spotlights Faithful Lives of LGBT Catholics

WATCH: Series Spotlights Faithful Lives of LGBT Catholics

A Jesuit production company invites LGBT Catholics to tell their stories.

Queen Elizabeth II to Visit Pope Francis in April

Queen Elizabeth II to Meet Pope Francis in April

The Queen of England will meet Pope Francis at the Vatican in April during a one-day visit to Italy.

Rolling Stone Cover Story Calls Pope Francis 'Revolutionary'

Rolling Stone Cover Story Calls Pope Francis 'Revolutionary'

Pope Francis gets his picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone, which profiles him in a wide-ranging story touching on his rapprochement with LGBT Catholics.

Catholics Urge Pope Francis to Speak Out for LGBT Rights

Catholics Urge Pope Francis to Speak Out for LGBT Rights

A group of Catholics is urging Pope Francis to speak out against laws criminalizing homosexuality.

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