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Pope Francis: Who Am I to Judge Gays?

Posted Monday, July 29th 2013 @ 11am  by Kate Seamons, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Pope Francis continues to make news by making waves: for assuring the world that atheists can be good people, for blessing leather-clad Harley riders, and, now, for softening the church's position on gay priests. With the ink barely dry on yet another big news moment (he racked up the No. 2 most-attended papal address on record yesterday), Pope Francis boarded the papal plane and gave his first news conference during his overnight flight back to the Vatican. This is the line getting a good bit of attention:

  • "Who am I to judge a gay person of goodwill who seeks the Lord? You can't marginalize these people."

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