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.
4th April 2014
Vatican launches inquiry into sexual misconduct of anti-gay disgraced Cardinal Keith O’Brien 14
2:34 PM — The Vatican has announced it is to investigate the sexual misconduct of the disgraced Cardinal Keith O'Brien.
13th March 2014
Video: US pastor claims gay marriage is ‘an absurdity’ and fasting will save gays from hell 21
1:42 PM — This strange video shows Father Nicholas Gruner and host John Vennari of the US-based Fatima Center, as they answer the question "what about homosexual marriage?".
24th January 2014
Vatican tells Swiss Guard member to give names to back up claims of sexual advance from church official 15
7:36 PM — A senior member of the Catholic Church has urged a member of the Swiss Guard to give names to back up his claims of sexual advances from church officials.
20th January 2014
Former Swiss Guard commander: ‘I know that a gay lobby exists within the Vatican’ 11
6:10 PM — One of the Swiss Guard's former commandants has confirmed "from personal experience" that a "gay lobby" exists within the Vatican.
10th January 2014
Vatican internet users illegally download ‘Billy Elliot’ and ‘Lesbian Hair Salon’ 16
8:18 PM — Users of the internet inside the Vatican have used illegal torrent sites to download illegal films, music, and porn titles with funny names, a site focussing on file sharing has reported.
6th January 2014
Vatican denies that Pope Francis signalled support for civil partnerships in Italy 21
7:18 PM — In response to Italian headlines which interpreted recent words by the Pope as signalling a support for same-sex civil unions in the country, the Vatican has strongly denied such a meaning.
30th December 2013
Telegraph blogs editor questions Time ‘Person of the Year’ Award for Pope Francis 12
3:55 PM — The editor of Telegraph Blogs has written a column questioning the decision by Time Magazine to name Pope Francis as its Person of the Year, noting a recent revelation that he said he was "shocked" by gay adoption in Malta.
17th December 2013
Pope Francis removes anti-equal marriage cardinal from Vatican Committee 6
1:29 PM — Pope Francis has replaced a US conservative cardinal who is strongly against equal marriage and abortion with an American cardinal who is less outspoken.
12th December 2013
Pope Francis named as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 24
6:15 PM — Pope Francis has been named the Person of the Year by Time Magazine.