27th May 2015
Vatican: Irish vote for same-sex marriage is a ‘defeat for humanity’ 44
11:24 AM — A senior Vatican official has spoken out against Ireland's recent vote for equal marriage, claiming it was not just "a defeat for Christian principles, but of a defeat for humanity.”
26th May 2015
Labour leadership hopeful Andy Burnham: I want Pope Francis to back gay rights 21
11:11 PM — Labour's Andy Burnham has said he hopes the Pope and the Catholic Church will back gay rights.
24th April 2015
Pope ‘personally’ rejects France’s gay ambassador to the Vatican 138
11:51 AM — The Pope has personally met with France's proposed ambassador to the Vatican - to tell him his appointment will be blocked because he is gay.
17th April 2015
San Francisco Catholics call on Pope to replace ‘intolerant’ Archbishop 5
10:50 AM — A group of Catholic leaders have written to Pope Francis asking him to remove Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone over his views on issues such as same-sex marriage.
10th April 2015
Vatican ‘rejects’ gay French ambassador 34
11:11 AM — The Vatican appears to have refused to accept the nomination of a new French ambassador, who is gay.
20th March 2015
Pope accepts resignation of disgraced anti-gay Cardinal Keith O’Brien 83
6:46 PM — The Pope has formally accepted the resignation of Cardinal Keith O'Brien, after allegations he had engaged in 'inappropriate sexual conduct' with junior priests.
18th February 2015
A Catholic gay rights group was given an audience with the Pope 15
5:35 PM — 50 gay Catholics had an audience with Pope Francis in the Vatican on Wednesday.
13th February 2015
Pope Francis condemns couples without children as ‘selfish’ 64
1:05 PM — According to Pope Francis, any couple who choose not to have children is "selfish".
5th February 2015
Pope backs Slovakia referendum against equal marriage and gay adoption rights 68
5:53 PM — Pope Francis has given his blessing to a referendum that would ban marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples in Slovakia.
16th January 2015
Pope Francis: Same-sex marriage ‘disfigures God’s plan for creation’ 243
5:56 PM — Pope Francis has attacked same-sex marriage, saying those who support it are attempting "redefine the very institution of marriage".
31st December 2014
Bishop urges Catholic Church to accept gay relationships 32
2:26 PM — A Belgium bishop says the Catholic Church should accept and recognise relationships between two people of the same sex.
11th December 2014
Pope Francis: Parents must support gay children 88
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 33
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.