Pope Francis: 5 takeaways from another blockbuster interview / Religion News Service

Gay marriage was never on the agenda at the recent Synod of Bishops on the Family and the subject ‘did not cross our minds,’ Pope Francis said in a new headline-grabbing interview.

“Keeping to a format that has become a favorite for this pope, Francis used a high-profile interview to shed light on his thinking, and Vatican policies, on a number of hot-button social issues.

“In an interview published Sunday (Dec. 7), Francis told the Argentine daily, La Nacion, that the Catholic Church must help parents support  their gay children. At the same time, he maintained that allowing, condoning or even adapting to same-sex marriage was still not on the church’s agenda.

“This was one of several controversial issues he broached in the interview with papal biographer Elisabetta Pique.”

By Josephine McKenna, Religion News Service — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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