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Bay Area Catholics May Find the New Pope a Mixed Bag

March 13, 2013 | 11:35 am

Bay Area Catholics May Find the New Pope a Mixed Bag

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As the ripples from the election of a new pope continue to spread, let’s take a look at where he stands on issues of particular interest in the Bay Area. Advocates for equal rights in the area’s large LGBT community shouldn’t expect any support from Jorge Bergoglio, the Argentine cardinal who became Pope Francis I […]

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Expert: New Pope Not Likely to Soften Same-Sex Marriage Opposition

February 11, 2013 | 3:42 pm

Expert: New Pope Not Likely to Soften Same-Sex Marriage Opposition

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Don’t expect the next pope to preside over a gay couple’s marriage. Pope Benedict XVI, who announced on Monday that he will step down as head of the Catholic Church at the end of February, has taken a hard line on same-sex marriage. He worried LGBT Catholics in California when he appointed Salvatore Cordileone as […]

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