In his first extensive interview since ascending to the papacy, Pope Francis said that he believes the Roman Catholic Church is too ‘obsessed’ with the issues of gay marriage and contraception.
The interview was conducted with La Civiltà Cattolica, an Italian Jesuit journal.
Francis said the Church should exist as a ‘home for all.’
Photo: Pope Francis poses with youths during a meeting with the Piacenza diocese in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 28, 2013. (L’Osservatore Romano via Reuters)