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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?’

The pope commented on LGBTQ+ people and the church in response to a letter from Father James Martin, an LGBTQ-supportive priest.

May 09 2022 1:38 PM

“Never condemn them,” he told his weekly audience.

January 26 2022 1:58 PM Updated

They can only be baptized, confirmed, or receive communion if they have "repented."

December 10 2021 10:36 AM

As the Catholic Church continues to make more inclusive comments about LGBTQ+ rights, the Church's leadership in Ghana supports a violent and repressive draft law targeting LGBTQ+ people.

December 06 2021 2:25 PM

Bishop Tomé Ferreira da Silva gave Pope Francis his resignation after images circulated online of the bishop seminude during a video call with another man.

August 18 2021 2:21 PM

Numerous churches around the nation will hold blessing services in the next few days.

May 07 2021 3:16 PM

Chilean whistleblower Juan Carlos Cruz had met in 2018 with Pope Francis, who assured him that God loves him as he is.

March 24 2021 5:40 PM
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