Aboard the Papal Airplane CNN - Pope Francis said Monday that he will not "judge" gays and lesbians, including gay priests, signaling a shift from his predecessor and offering another sign that the new pope is committed to changing the church's approach to historically marginalized groups. Though he was answering a question about the so-called "gay lobby" at the Vatican, the pope indicated a change in tone, if not in teaching, in the church's stance towards gays and lesbians more generally. The pope was flying back to Rome from Brazil, where he spent the past week celebrating World Youth Day, an international Catholic event that drew millions. Taking questions from reporters aboard the plane, the pope addressed nearly every hot-button issue facing the Roman Catholic Church: its alleged "gay lobby," Vatican bank corruption, the role of women, abortion, homosexuality and his own personal security.
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The film, which features fresh interviews with the pope, delves into issues Francis cares about most, including the environment, poverty, migration, racial and income inequality, and the people most affected by discrimination. What we have to have is a civil union law; that way they are legally covered. While serving as archbishop of Buenos Aires, Francis endorsed civil unions for gay couples as an alternative to same-sex marriages. However, he had never come out publicly in favor of civil unions as pope, and no pontiff before him had, either.
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LGBT advocates in Argentina, who are familiar with Bergoglio's anti-gay rhetoric, commented on why he was selected as pope. Thomas D. Probably Bergoglio's selection had to do with all the gay scandals recently surfacing in the Vatican--pick one of the most infamously homophobic cardinals to create [a] counter image. His radical position on this issue, on the gender identity law and on safe, legal and free abortion, keeps us from being optimistic. In the U.