Pope Francis: 'Who am I to judge gay people?'
Pope Francis has said gay people should not be marginalised but integrated into society.
Speaking to reporters on a flight back from Brazil, he reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church's position that homosexual acts were sinful, but homosexual orientation was not.
Francis was answering a question about reports of a "gay lobby" in the Vatican, after it suffered a string of scandals over paedophile priests and corruption in the administration of the Holy See.
"If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge them?"
29 Jul 2013
- From the section Europe