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Pope Francis Says Trans People Will Cause Infertility

By Brittany Ferrendi | Oct 16
Transgender, non-binary people and their "utopia of the neutral" will make people infertile, Pope Francis claims.

Pope Francis: Civil Unions for Gay Couples Are OK

By Brittany Ferrendi | Sep 6
In 'Politics and Society,' a book containing 12 printed conversations between Pope Francis and French Sociologist Dominique Wolton, the pope shared his feelings on marriage equality.

Pope Warns of 'Very Grave Sin' When Jobs Are Cut Unjustly

Mar 16
Pope Francis said Wednesday that employers who fire workers for unclear economic reasons are committing a "very grave sin" and should ensure dignified work for all their employees.

Pope Francis: Native People Have Rights Over Their Lands

By Nicole Winfield | Feb 17
Pope Francis insisted Wednesday that indigenous groups must give prior consent to any economic activity affecting their ancestral lands, a view that conflicts with the Trump administration.

Pope Francis Looking Into Female Clergy Members

Pope Francis Looking Into Female Clergy Members

Aug 10
Pope Francis continued his progressive reign this week, appointing a panel to study the idea of women deacons in the Roman Catholic Church.

Vatican Family Synod Takes New Twist With Disputed Letter

By Nicole Winfield | Oct 13
Pope Francis' divisive meeting on family issues took another controversial twist Monday with revelations that several conservative cardinals wrote to the pontiff expressing serious concerns.

An Invite to Pope Francis to Meet U.S. LGBT Catholic Families

By Mark Segal | Aug 9
"Your Holiness: I'm sorry to tell you that, while you have been fostering an atmosphere of dialogue, tolerance and pastoral understanding, all is not well with your family here..."

Elton John at AIDS Event: Pope Francis is My Hero

By Mesfin Fekadu | Oct 29
Elton John has called Pope Francis "my hero" for his compassion and push to accept gays in the Catholic church, at his annual AIDS benefit.

Pope Beatifies Paul VI at Remarkable Synod's End

By Nicole Winfield | Oct 20
Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented.

Bishops Scrap Welcome to Gays in Sign of Split

By Nicole Winfield and Daniela Petroff | Oct 19
Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.

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