06/01/2015 03:21 pm ET | Updated Jun 01, 2015

Why Gay Marriage Poses A 'Difficult' Problem For Pope Francis

One of the most seminal moments of Pope Francis' papacy thus far was his response to a question about gay priests in 2013. His answer: "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" But his historical and overall "welcoming" spirit is posing a "difficult" problem for the pope, The Huffington Post's global editorial director Howard Fineman told HuffPost Live on Friday. In the clip above, Fineman discusses how the pope is caught between church doctrine and the endearing spirit he's embodied in the past.

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