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Vatican braces for new revelations of “mismanagement” and abuse

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015.
The Vatican is bracing for more allegations of financial wrongdoing and mismanagement with next week's publication of two anticipated books. ...

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Fired Vatican priest: ‘Coming out was an act of desperation’

Friday, October 16, 2015
Krzysztof Charamsa, left, and his boyfriend Eduard, surname not given, pose for a photo as they leave a restaurant after a news conference in downtown Rome, Saturday Oct. 3, 2015. The Vatican on Saturday fired Charamsa who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world's bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families.
"We must think about all families," he opined, "not only families like my (heterosexual) parents." ...

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Gay former student of Pope Francis’ speaks out

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Yayo Grassi poses for a photograph in home Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 in Washington. The pope’s meeting with Grassi came to light Friday as the Vatican was distancing itself claims that the pope's meeting with Kim Davis was an endorsement of her stand on same-sex marriage.
On the pope's meeting with Davis: "I thought, 'This is really strange. This is not like him.'" ...

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Rome mayor registers 16 gay marriages in open defiance of Italy’s government

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Rome gay marriages
ROME -- The gay marriage debate arrived within walking distance of the Vatican on Saturday as Rome's mayor registered 16 gay marriages celebrated abroad in open defiance of Italy's government. Gay marriage is illegal in Italy. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano ...

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Openly gay teen in Rome commits suicide because of anti-gay bullying

Thursday, November 22, 2012
ROME, Italy -- A 15-year-old openly gay teen has committed suicide after allegedly suffering repeated anti-gay bullying at school and online, according to Rome's chief deputy prosecutor, Pierfilippo Laviani. ...

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Lady Gaga performs at massive EuroPride rally, calls for end of discrimination

Saturday, June 11, 2011
Lady Gaga on Saturday evening wowed European audiences with a spectacular performance of her smash hit "Born This Way" and an encore of "Edge of Glory," the culmination of the massise EuroPride in Rome, Italy, in which she called on ...

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