He didn't actually mention the subject when speaking to Slovenian pilgrims but used the code of 'support the family.'
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.
The church has brought 'immeasurable suffering' to LGBT Catholics and their loved ones, Krzysztof Charamsa says in a letter to Pope Francis.
Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa, a Catholic priest who worked in the Holy See, appeared with his boyfriend after being fired earlier this month by the Vatican.
Krzysztof Charamsa, fired by the Vatican after coming out, says he met other gay priests at the Holy See — some self-loathing, some 'fantastic' clergymen — but no organized gay network.
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.
Roman Catholic bishops will meet at the Vatican beginning Sunday to discuss family issues, and LGBT groups hope to be heard.