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Pope Francis: Gay People ‘Should Not Be Judged’

He told reporters people should not be marginalised because of their sexual orientation - but he reaffirmed the Church's position that homosexual acts are a sin and said its opposition to gay marriage was clear.
"If someone is gay and seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge?"
- Pope Francis

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Pope Francis: Gay People ‘Should Not Be Judged’ this article opens in a new window

Source: Sky News, Wed July 31, 2013
He told reporters people should not be marginalised because of their sexual orientation - but he reaffirmed the Church's position that homosexual acts are a sin and said its opposition to gay marriage was clear.

AIDS activists welcome pope’s words on condoms

Source: Reuters, Sun November 21, 2010
Liberal Catholics, AIDS activists and health officials on Sunday welcomed Pope Benedict's comments that using condoms may sometimes be justified to stop the spread of the disease.

Pope Benedict: think globally, act locally, urges lifestyle changes to save environment

Story contains video Source: Reuters, Sun January 03, 2010
Pope Benedict used his traditional New Year address on Friday to call on people to change their lifestyles to save the planet, saying environmental responsibility was essential for global peace.

Ghanaian cardinal to head Vatican’s peace office

Source: Google/AP, Wed October 28, 2009
The pope appointed Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana to head the Vatican's justice and peace office Saturday, a high-profile post that cements his reputation as a possible future papal candidate.

Finger points to new da Vinci art

Source: BBC News, Thu October 15, 2009
A new Leonardo da Vinci portrait may have been discovered after a fingerprint found on it seemed similar to another discovered on his work.

Vatican, Arab League to work to promote peace

Source: KSL, Sun April 26, 2009
The Holy See and the Arab League have agreed to work together to promote peace and justice in the world, the Vatican said Friday, after a meeting between Pope Benedict XVI and the league's secretary-general.

First solar panels installed on Vatican roof

Source: MSNBC, Tue September 30, 2008
Vatican City State - The first of a planned 2,400 solar panels have been installed on top of the papal audience hall at Vatican City.

Saudi King makes plea for new interfaith dialogue

Source: Moderate Observer, Fri April 04, 2008
RIyadh, Saudi Arabia - The Saudi king has made an impassioned plea for dialogue among Muslims, Christians and Jews -- the first such proposal from a nation with no diplomatic ties to Israel and a ban on non-Muslim religious services and symbols.

Pope to host summit with Muslims

Source: Tehran Times, Mon March 10, 2008
Vatican City State - Pope Benedict XVI will host landmark Catholic-Muslim talks in November to improve ties between the two religions.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

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