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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?’

His words in a new documentary are apparently recycled from another interview — and don't signal a change in church doctrine.

October 23 2020 7:23 PM

The pope has shown he sees us as humans and not as sinners.

October 22 2020 2:52 PM

The statement, made in a new documentary, is a major move for the leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

October 21 2020 12:51 PM

The pope expressed supportive sentiments to a parents' group this week.

September 18 2020 3:37 PM

The Polish cardinal represents a forward-thinking wing of the Roman Catholic Church.

May 02 2020 7:21 PM

Francis compared anti-LGBTQ government leaders to Hitler.

November 16 2019 10:53 AM

Martin says Pope Francis obviously cares about LGBTQ Catholics.

October 01 2019 2:46 PM
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