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Gay Former Student of Pope Francis' Speaks Out

By Jessica Gresko | Oct 4
An openly gay former student of Pope Francis' who visited with the pope during his recent trip to Washington said he was surprised Francis had met with Kim Davis.

Pope Asserts Marriage is Forever at Start of Family Meeting

By Nicole WInfield | Oct 4
A mid-level official in the Vatican's orthodoxy office, Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa, announced Saturday that that he was a proud gay priest (with a boyfriend), called for the synod to take up the plight of gays, and denounced the church's homophobia.

Vatican Fires Gay Priest on Eve of Synod

Oct 3
The Vatican on Saturday fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world's bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families.

Vatican Confirms Pope Met With Gay Student, Partner

By Nicole Winfield | Oct 2
The Vatican is confirming that the only "audience" the pope had while he was in Washington was with a former student and his family: Yayo Grassi, an openly gay Argentine who visited Francis with his longtime partner and some friends.

PopeMeet: 'Funny or Die' Video Spoofs Pope's Meeting with Kim Davis

Oct 2
How did a thrice divorced non-Catholic with a history of adultery and not "doing unto others..." get a date with Pope Francis? It's simple. She used PopeMeet.

Vatican: Pope's Encounter With Davis Not a Form of Support

By Nicole Winfield | Oct 2
The Vatican distanced Pope Francis from Kim Davis, the focal point in the gay marriage debate in the U.S. and that their encounter "should not be considered a form of support of her position."

LGBTQ Clergy Organize Across Faith Traditions on 'Black Lives Matter'

Oct 1
LGBTQ clergy from across the nation will gather in Portland, Or from October 15-18, 2015 to create a plan to engage their congregations, seminaries, polities and more, activating thousands across diverse spiritual traditions on the "Black Lives Matter"

HRC & LGBT Task Force Blast Pope Over Kim Davis Meeting

Oct 1
Pope Francis drew high marks from liberals last week for his public stances on income inequality and climate change. That honeymoon came to an abrupt halt when it was confirmed Tuesday that he took time out of his busy schedule to meet with Kim Davis.

Vatican Observers Raise Questions Over Kim Davis's Pope Visit

By Claire Galofaro and Rachel Zoll | Oct 1
The private meeting Pope Francis held with defiant Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is a strong papal endorsement of religious resistance to gay marriage, but it doesn't necessarily mean he approves of how she's waged her fight, experts said Wednesday.

Kim Davis Says Pope Encouraged Her; Vatican Confirms Meeting

Sep 30
A Kentucky clerk who went to jail for defying a federal court's orders to issue same-sex marriage licenses says she met briefly with the pope during his historic visit to the United States and he told her to stay strong.

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