Refreshing attitudes on gays, women by #Pope Francis. Too bad ordaining women into the #priesthood isn't one of them.

Pope says he can't judge gay priests but the Catholic church still says no to women becoming priests! just plain sad! One step forward tho!

A Pope we can deal with? "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?"

Reporters: Some priests might be gay! Pope: So? Reporters: ... I'm beginning to like this guy. #PopeFrancis #LGBT

Thanks Brazil! What did you do to him? BBC News - Pope Francis: Who am I to judge gay people?

At the same time, we have a sitting Pope saying he will not judge gay priests, gay people, as deviant or inherently broken.

Pope:"If someone is gay,who searches for the Lord and has goodwill,who am I to judge?" If there's a god he likes this

Pope Francis said, "Who am I to judge gay people?" That's a step in the right direction, Catholic Church! Only 5,000 more to go!

Relax, Bro: Chill Pope Doesn’t Want to “Judge” Anyone for Being Gay

Quite a start by @RachelDonadio on Pope: "Striking a breathtakingly conciliatory approach to a hot-button issue..."

Pope Francis (@Pontifex) says gay sexual orientation not a problem, but lobbying is

GawkerJuly 29 Gawker

Pope meets bare minimum standards of human decency by saying he won't "judge" gay priests

“If someone is gay, who searches for the Lord and has goodwill, who am I to judge?” - Pope Francis


Pope Francis (Enric Marti)


Pope Francis (Domenico Stinellis)




Pope Francis in Brazil (LUCA ZENNARO / POOL)




(Victor R. Caivano)


(Jorge Saenz)

Thank you to all of you and to all the authorities for a magnificent welcome in Rio. #Rio2013 #JMJ

Shut the front door. Pope Francis is hashtagging. 😮👏

Authorities tell @CNN Brazil Feds changed Pope's route from airport. His hatchback got in wrong lane exposing him to crowds.

The pope's Brazil tour cost $53 million. Lots of hungry kids waved as he passed.

"I have neither silver nor gold, but I bring with me the most precious thing given to me: Jesus Christ!" - Pope Francis at WYD

Genuinely wondering if Pope Francis will insist on camping out with the WYD pilgrims on Saturday night following the prayer vigil.


Pope Francis greets crowd of faithful from popemobile in downtown Rio de Janeiro (UESLEI MARCELINO)


Pope Francis (Felipe Dana)


Pope Francis speaks with Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in Rio de Janeiro (OSSERVATORE ROMANO)


Pope Francis, Dilma Rousseff (AP)



Data on Catholics in Americas, Brazil for World Youth Day



Jesse Maggio July 21

Passei o dia ouvindo em mil idiomas "esta é a juventude do Papa" e a Jmj começa amanha! Francisco já está orgulhoso da gente! Manteremos o amor e a alegria por toda nossa vida!

Leticia Mota Carneiro July 21