Pope Francis poses for a photo with lay members as he arrives for an afternoon session of a two-week synod on family issues, at the Vatican. Gay rights groups are cautiously cheering a shift in tone from the Catholic Church toward homosexuals, encouraged that Pope Francis' famous “Who am I to judge?” position has filtered down to bishops debating family issues at a Vatican meeting.
Pope Francis poses for a photo with lay members as he arrives for an afternoon session of a two-week synod on family issues, at the Vatican. Gay rights groups are cautiously cheering a shift in tone from the Catholic Church toward homosexuals, encouraged that Pope Francis' famous “Who am I to judge?” position has filtered down to bishops debating family issues at a Vatican meeting. Andrew Medichini The Associated Press
Pope Francis poses for a photo with lay members as he arrives for an afternoon session of a two-week synod on family issues, at the Vatican. Gay rights groups are cautiously cheering a shift in tone from the Catholic Church toward homosexuals, encouraged that Pope Francis' famous “Who am I to judge?” position has filtered down to bishops debating family issues at a Vatican meeting. Andrew Medichini The Associated Press

Catholic Church makes steps toward welcoming gays

October 13, 2014 03:32 PM