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?’

Pope Francis today denounced gender transition procedures, saying they make gender a choice.

October 05 2017 9:25 PM

A same-sex couple in Brazil notified Vatican City of the baptism of their three adopted children, but they never expected a response. 

August 16 2017 1:21 PM

Fr. James Martin responded to an antigay Facebook comment with an open-minded history lesson.

May 10 2017 2:57 PM

The pope just can't stop disappointing us.

December 12 2016 5:21 AM

The affirmation of the ban comes in a new Vatican document — even though it's widely acknowledged that there are many gay priests in the church.

December 07 2016 6:24 PM

But it's still a sin, according to the Roman Catholic Church's leader. 

November 21 2016 3:30 PM

The pope tried to clarify his widely condemned beliefs about "gender theory."

October 03 2016 3:49 PM
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