The emeritus pope, known for much anti-LGBT rhetoric, makes this assertion in his soon-to-be-published memoir.
The Cardinal condemned homosexuality and transgender bathroom accommodations before religious leaders and congregants.
Italy has been a major exception among Western nations in its lack of recognition for same-sex couples.
In his much-anticipated document on marriage, family, and sexuality, the pope doesn't move an inch on same-sex relationships or other LGBT issues.
Pope Francis and the presidential hopeful find they have a common enemy: the idolatry of money.
Andrew Haigh's Weekend is proving a massive success in Italy, despite condemnation from the Roman Catholic Church.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, who has been controversial as the Vatican's ambassador to the U.S., is on his way out, sources say.