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Pope Francis Says Homosexuality in the Church 'Worries' Him


Francis says men with homosexual tendencies should not be admitted to the Catholic clergy, which aligns with the stereotype that gay men molest children at far higher rates than heterosexuals.

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Pope Francis has often been touted as one of the more progressive popes in the history of the Catholic Church, but his new book "The Strength of Vocation" offers a less welcoming side to the men who oversee 1.2 billion Catholics across the globe. To curb the decades-old molestation scandal, which targets young boys he is suggesting to ban homosexuals from serving as priests.

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Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Washington Archbishop in Wake of Sex Abuse Cover-Up Scandal

Cardinal Donald Wuerl presided over 32 priests accused of sexually abusing children.

Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl / REUTERS

A Pennsylvania grand jury recently released a report on predator priests and sexual abuse in the early 1990s, which sparked outcry over Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl's handling of the situation. Wuerl resigned from his position as the archbishop of Washington, D.C., on Friday morning.

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Vatican: LGBT Community Has 'Gifts and Qualities to Offer'

The Vatican releases a breakthrough report that contains a far more progressive and compassionate stance on marriage for LGBT couples.

By Julissa Catalan

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Pope Francis: U.S. Should 'Protect and Welcome' Undocumented Minors

The Pope sends a clear message regarding the current "humanitarian crisis" of undocumented immigrants that the U.S. is facing.

By Julissa Catalan

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Pope Francis: Is Civil Union for Catholics Possible?

The pope talks about what types of LGBT relationships he thinks the Catholic Church may sanction.

By Julissa Catalan

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Pope Francis Softens Stance Toward LGBT Community

Pope says that gays are OK, but women are still not priest material.

By Chris Hoenig

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