11th December 2014
Pope Francis: Parents must support gay children 87
6:00 PM — Pope Francis says the Catholic Church must help parents to stand by their gay children – but that same-sex marriage “never crossed the minds” of bishops when they gathered at the Vatican in October.
26th November 2014
Lesbian MEP presents the Pope with rainbow scarf 5
12:45 PM — The Vice President of the European Parliament has presented the Pope with a rainbow scarf.
8th November 2014
Pope to host interfaith ‘traditional marriage’ conference 32
3:53 PM — The Pope is to host an interfaith conference dedicated to keeping "traditional marriage" between a man and a woman.
29th October 2014
Elton John: Pope Francis is ‘my hero’ for his push to accept gays 80
11:03 AM — Sir Elton John has called Pope Francis "my hero" for his push to accept gay people in the Catholic Church.
28th October 2014
Pope: I believe in evolution and the Big Bang theory (but not gay marriage) 49
4:47 PM — The Pope has announced that he believes in evolution, and that the Big Bang theory is correct.
19th October 2014
Pope: The Church should not fear change, God is not afraid of new things 56
2:51 PM — Pope Francis has said the Catholic Church should not be afraid of change - after plans to welcome homosexuals were scrapped.
18th October 2014
Pope demotes anti-gay Cardinal who thinks homophobia is ‘perfectly just’ 46
1:41 PM — The Pope has ousted notoriously homophobic US Cardinal Raymond Burke from his senior role, it has been confirmed.
15th October 2014
Comment: Ignore the PR, the Catholic Church continues with its grotesque homophobia 59
2:58 PM — Suggestions the Catholic Church has this week changed its position on homosexuality are wide off the mark, writes National Secular Society President Terry Sanderson.
14th October 2014
Gay relationships are not ‘positive’, warn Catholic bishops 85
6:22 PM — Catholic bishops in Rome have moved to quash speculation of a dramatic new approach to viewing gay relationships.
11th October 2014
Catholic cardinal: Parents should keep their children away from gay relatives 132
6:34 PM — Anti-gay Catholic cardinal Raymond Burke has claimed that parents should keep their children away from gay relatives.
10th October 2014
Catholic cardinal: We will never bless same-sex couples 95
6:39 PM — A leading Catholic cardinal has said that the Church will "never" bless weddings for same-sex couples.
3rd October 2014
Portugal: Gay Catholics to ask Pope Francis for ‘urgent change’ in attitude 5
12:47 PM — Gay members of the Catholic Church in Portugal are to ask the Vatican for an "urgent" change in attitude which will involve the integration of gay people in the parish communities.
27th September 2014
US: Catholic school ‘to review policies’ after firing lesbian teacher for getting pregnant 3
5:26 PM — A Detroit Catholic school is to review its policies, after it sparked a backlash by firing a teacher for expecting a child with her wife.
21st September 2014
Anti-gay Cardinal who claimed homophobia is ‘perfectly just’ could be demoted 19
4:53 PM — A notoriously homophobic Catholic cardinal who claims that being gay is "intrinsically evil" could be removed from his senior position in the Church.
26th June 2014
Vatican report says Catholic Church should be less judgemental of gays 35
4:38 PM — The Roman Catholic Church must be less judgemental of gay people, a Vatican document has stated.
11th April 2014
Pope Francis asks for forgiveness for ‘evil’ child abuse carried out by priests 37
7:41 PM — The Pope has asked for forgiveness for the "moral damage" caused to children through abuse carried out by clergy members.
8th April 2014
Pope urges ‘sexual responsibility and chastity’ in order to fight HIV 28
12:18 PM — Pope Francis has praised church workers in Africa who promote chastity as a key way to prevent the spread of HIV.
10th March 2014
Archbishop of New York: Gay civil unions make me feel uncomfortable 56
11:03 AM — The Archbishop of New York says the idea of same-sex partnerships makes him feel "uncomfortable".
6th March 2014
Pope Francis: ‘Matrimony is between a man and a woman’ 87
11:18 AM — Pope Francis says “matrimony is between a man and a woman” but has hinted that he could eventually accept the principle of civil partnerships.
25th February 2014
Is the Vatican drinking more to cope with the acceptance of gay marriage around the world? 8
6:57 PM — Residents of Vatican City drink more wine per head than any other country in the world, according to new figures.