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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?’

French news media report the nine-month standoff over credentials is over.

October 12 2015 10:51 AM

In rejecting marriage equality, the pope said the Church also had to show love and understanding towards all.

October 06 2015 2:26 PM

Mario Bonfanti holds up a a sign which reads "My name is Mario, I am your priest, I am gay, and I ask for equal rights for everyone."

October 06 2015 11:25 AM

Yayo Grassi, who brought his partner and friends to meet with Pope Francis in Washington, says he's long had warm acceptance from the pontiff.

October 05 2015 7:14 PM

A Hungarian cardinal opens the family issues synod with a denunciation of gay relationships, while Pope Francis walks the line between upholding doctrine and welcoming all. 

October 05 2015 5:18 PM

Roman Catholic bishops will meet at the Vatican beginning Sunday to discuss family issues, and LGBT groups hope to be heard.

October 04 2015 9:30 AM

The right-wing law firm representing Kentucky clerk Kim Davis claims the Vatican is trying to downplay the intimacy of Pope Francis's visit with Davis in Washington. 

October 02 2015 2:37 PM
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