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Pope Francis Met Apple's Tim Cook At The Vatican Last Week

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion

Pope Francis met privately on Friday with Tim Cook, Apple's CEO and a prominent advocate for LGBT rights. The leader of the worldwide Roman Catholic C...

Pope Francis Reportedly Meets With Transgender Man At The Vatican

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.27.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis reportedly held a private audience with a transgender man on Saturday, in what would be another first for his papal record. Diego Neri...

WATCH: How Else Can Pope Francis Help The LGBT Community?

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.28.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis has been touted as one of the most open-minded popes with regards to the LGBT community after his famous "Who am I to judge?" quote. Howe...

Pope Francis Suggests Church May Tolerate Civil Unions

Posted 03.05.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis has signalled that he could see the Catholic church tolerating some forms of same-sex civil unions -- though not marriage -- when it come...

Some Nigeria's Religious Leaders Welcome Harsh Anti-Gay Law

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Christian and Muslim leaders in Nigeria welcomed a controversial law that bans same-sex marriages and imposes a 14-year jail term...

Ego Te Absurdo: Francis Is Advocate's 'Person Of The Year'

John Becker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Becker

Really? In a year full of LGBT rights milestones, it's Pope Francis who's the "person of the year," simply for pulling slightly back from Benedict's bigotry? We're handing out accolades because someone makes us feel hopey-changey?

Pope Francis Receives Unlikely Honor

Religion News Service | Eric J. Lyman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

ROME (RNS) The accolades keep rolling in: Pope Francis was named Person of the Year by The Advocate, the U.S.-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transge...

How Christianity Became Cool Again

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

If more Christians can speak out the way Pope Francis and Archbishop Tutu have this week and so many have been in recent memory -- it will change the way people view Jesus and the faith that he inspires in so many of us.

Pope Francis On Gays: Who Am I To Judge Them?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.19.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis has had a busy week at World Youth Day in Rio as he visited his slums and prisons, blessed the Olympic flag and brought three million peo...