Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, declaring that it is not his place to judge them -- while also condemning the Vatican's reported gay lobby as a "serious problem".
Pope Francis (L) speaks with Italian interior minister and deputy prime minister Angelino Alfano (C) after disembarking from his plane at Rome's Ciampino international airport on July 29, 2013. Pope Francis on Monday condemned the gay lobby but said that homosexuals should not be marginalised.
The remarks to journalists as he flew back to Rome from a high-profile trip to Brazil appeared to be more conciliatory towards homosexuals than his predecessor Benedict XVI.
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