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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 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

Archbishop Matteo Zuppi has endorsed moderate, gradual moves toward LGBTQ acceptance in the church, but right-wingers say he's gone too far. 

September 06 2019 11:15 AM

Stephen K. Amos queried Pope Francis about LGBTQ acceptance as part of a documentary series.

April 19 2019 5:22 PM

As Pope Francis tries to save his job — partly by denigrating gay men — we need to save the children.

March 14 2019 6:36 AM