Vatican Pope

Vatican Pope

Pope Francis answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on its way back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn't judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip. "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" Francis asked. His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, signed a document in 2005 that said men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests. Francis was much more conciliatory, saying gay clergymen should be forgiven and their sins forgotten. Francis' remarks came Monday during a plane journey back to the Vatican from his first foreign trip in Brazil. (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)

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July 28, 2013 12:00:00 AM
July 29, 2013 01:20:12 PM
Luca Zennaro
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ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Christianity, Gays and lesbians, Roman Catholicism, Religion, Social affairs
Aboard the Papal Flight, Vatican City
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