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Vatican

  • 12th August 2010

    Father of Mel Gibson brands Pope ‘gay’ 24

    Homophobic Pope is 'gay' according to Hutton Gibson

    9:57 AM — The 91-year-old father of actor Mel Gibson has outed himself as a homophobe during a live phone-in on a US Christian radio station.

  • 25th May 2010

    Malta has poor record on gay rights 17

    Malta is one of the EU countries accused of failing its LGBT population

    10:26 AM — The European body of the International Lesbian and Gay Association, ILGA-Europe, has concluded that Malta does not do enough to recognise or protect LGBT rights, according to the body's recently published Rainbow Europe Country Index.

  • 17th February 2010

    Pope may be invited on BBC’s Thought for the Day 39

    The Pope may be asked to present Thought for the Day

    5:59 PM — The BBC is in talks with the Pope for him to give the Thought of the Day on Radio 4's Today programme. The Pope is to visit the UK in September and BBC director-general Mark Thompson, a devout Catholic, is understood to have visited the Vatican to discuss BBC coverage of the trip.

  • 5th February 2010

    Pope to include Scotland in UK visit 38

    Pope Benedict XVI will visit the UK in September

    6:39 PM — Pope Benedict XVI said today he would also be visiting Scotland when he comes to the UK later this year. He made the announcement to Scottish bishops visiting the Vatican.

  • 3rd February 2010

    EasyJet offers to pay for Pope’s UK flights 37

    EasyJet admitted the Pope was unlikely to take up the offer

    1:37 PM — Budget airline Easyjet has offered to fly the Pope to the UK for free, following controversy over the estimated £20 million cost for his visit.

  • 1st February 2010

    National Secular Society plans protest for Pope’s UK visit 30

    The Pope is due to visit the UK this September

    4:02 PM — The National Secular Society has announced a " large-scale campaign" to protest against Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Britain in September. The pontiff has attacked gay rights on a number of occasions.

  • 11th January 2010

    Pope calls gay marriage an ‘attack on creation’ 129

    The Pope attacked gay marriage

    1:17 PM — Pope Benedict XVI has called gay marriage laws an "attack" on the natural differences between men and women. He was speaking today after Portugal's parliament voted in favour of same-sex marriage.

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