In the book The Strength of a VocationPope Francis is quoted as saying that gay clergy "is a very serious issue" that "influences the life of the church" and is therefore something he is concerned about. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism.
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Sign In Sign Out. In the early 19th century Catholics were persecuted for refusing to participate in Protestant Bible reading in schools. Buddhism Hinduism Hare Krishna Sikhism. During his visit to the United States , Francis held a private meeting with Kim Davis , a county clerk from Kentucky who had gained international attention after defying a federal court order requiring that she issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.