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.
15th April 2015
France ‘refusing to back down’ over sending gay ambassador to the Vatican 28
3:38 PM — France is refusing to back down over the selection of an ambassador - after nominating a gay man to go to Vatican City.
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.
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".
30th January 2015
Catholic church deems Rome decision to allow civil union register an ‘ideological bluff’ 22
9:04 AM — The Catholic Church was quick to condemn a vote by Rome city council to allow a register of gay civil unions, dubbing the move an "idealogical bluff".
27th January 2015
Pope meets with transgender man 12
10:47 AM — The Pope has reportedly granted a private audience to a transgender man.
17th January 2015
Michael Sam proposed to his fiancé at the Vatican 17
2:13 PM — Gay NFL star Michael Sam has revealed that he got engaged to fiancé inside Vatican City.
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.
17th November 2014
Pope: Change in morals on marriage has caused ‘devastation’ 39
6:58 PM — The Pope has declared that marriage between a man and a woman is 'in crisis' during a speech to an interfaith conference on 'traditional marriage'.
24th October 2014
Pope to investigate ‘playboy priests’ who posted nudes on gay websites 5
11:55 AM — The Pope is to send a representative to investigate allegations that a diocese in northern Italy includes priests who posted naked photos on gay websites.
16th October 2014
Second draft of document on accepting gays bows to pressure from bishops 45
6:00 PM — A new draft of a report by the Vatican of which an earlier incarnation was hailed as groundbreaking because it appeared to open a dialogue about gay people, and soften the church's stance on gays.
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.
5th October 2014
Pope opens Catholic meeting expected to reaffirm opposition to homosexuality 35
1:16 PM — The Pope has opened a meeting of over 200 Catholic bishops, which is expected to reaffirm the church's teachings on homosexuality.
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.
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.
18th June 2014
Italy: Senate to debate same-sex civil unions in September 15
12:44 PM — Italy's Prime Minister has announced that the Senate will debate a same-sex civil unions bill in September.
14th May 2014
Pope Francis would baptise aliens, but won’t marry gay couples 31
4:59 PM — Pope Francis has indicated he would be happy to baptise aliens and allow them into the church, despite his opposition to same-sex marriage.
30th April 2014
Vatican: Catholic bishops will meet to discuss same-sex unions in October 45
10:35 PM — Catholic bishops will hold an 'extraordinary meeting' to discuss same-sex unions later this year, though a change in policy is unlikely.
13th April 2014
US: Homeless shelter invites the Pope to ‘see for himself’ the church’s impact on gay teens 11
4:42 PM — An LGBT homeless shelter has written an open letter to the Pope in the New York Times, to invite him to come 'see for himself' the impact of his church's teachings on homosexuality.