Roman Catholic bishops will meet at the Vatican beginning Sunday to discuss family issues, and LGBT groups hope to be heard.
Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa "realised that offering gay believers total abstinence from a life of love is inhuman."
The Vatican is pushing back about Kim Davis's meeting with the pope, saying he was 'blindsided' and 'exploited.'
While Pope Francis hasn't always had affirming words for transgender people, this Spaniard says he received unequivocal acceptance.
Transgender people are ineligible 'by their nature' to become a godparent, according to the Vatican.
Through an aide, the pope offers support to a writer whose work was banned by the mayor of Venice, but warns against reading too much into it.
A working paper that will guide discussion at this fall's bishops' meeting doesn't include much outreach to LGBT Catholics.
The Vatican has yet to accept France's candidate for ambassador — and sources report Pope Francis nixed him because he's gay.
Was Pope Francis in on it?
Without specifically mentioning LGBT people, the pontiff strikes a less conciliatory tone than he has in the past with regard to nontraditional families.