Pope Francis, new leader of the Catholic Church

Pope Francis leaves the synod of the family at the end of the morning session at the Vatican

Church should shun derogatory words on gays, Vatican synod told

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Catholics should stop using condescending language such as "pity" toward homosexuals and find ways to welcome them as sons and daughters of the Church, bishops have told a major gathering on the family. The comments supporting more inclusive language for homosexuals in the Church were made in the first two rounds of interventions at the closed-door gat…

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