Pope Francis Pledges to Not Judge Gay Priests, Calls for New Role for Women

Pope Francis once again is shifting the tone of discussions on church doctrine to promote a more inclusive approach to Catholicism, this time with candid remarks about gay and lesbian people and women’s place in the church. “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” Francis told reporters during an informal press conference July 29, adding that gay and... more

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