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?’

Francis makes the statement in a new book, expanding on his 'Who am I to judge?' comment.

January 11 2016 4:06 PM

He didn't actually mention the subject when speaking to Slovenian pilgrims but used the code of 'support the family.'

December 17 2015 5:54 PM

Staunch Catholic Sen. Dick Durbin is standing up for his friend, the out U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

December 16 2015 12:47 PM

Condoms are "morally complicated for the church," the pontiff says.

November 30 2015 7:59 PM

Activist Frank Mugisha is asking Pope Francis to address LGBT issues during his visit to the African nation.

1:13 PM

LGBT people across Uganda are calling on Pope Francis to address the country's rampant homophobia and to call for tolerance and acceptance.

November 23 2015 9:27 AM

Randy Berry, U.S. special envoy for LGBT rights, has his first meeting at the Vatican, seeking to form a partnership to fight violence and discrimination around the world.

November 12 2015 5:52 PM
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