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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?’

A group of gay priests in the Netherlands released an open letter to Pope Francis on the topic.

February 13 2019 2:43 PM

Pope Francis's latest comments indicate he may be gearing up to blame LGBTQ people for the Catholic Church's child sex scandals.

December 05 2018 6:01 AM

Pope Francis cannot take away the dignity of gay Catholics, Benjamin Brenkert writes. 

December 04 2018 6:01 AM

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò said Pope Francis's team approved of the meeting with the antigay county clerk.

September 02 2018 4:44 PM

Author and furniture magnate Mitchell Gold has a message, delivered via open letter, for the beleaguered pontiff.

August 29 2018 4:33 AM

The Holy See issued a clarification around remarks that appeared to cast same-sex attraction as a "mental illness."

August 28 2018 8:41 PM

Parents of gay children should not condemn them, ignore their orientation, disown them, or kick them out of the house, Francis stated.

August 27 2018 4:54 PM