Agence France-PresseJuly 29, 2013 08:03
Pope Francis, fresh from a trip to Brazil, said on Monday he did not judge homosexuals but condemned the gay lobby as a "serious problem".
He also said women should be given a bigger role in the Church, but refused to consider their ordination, saying the "door is closed" on the issue.
Referring to homosexuals, the pope told journalists on the plane back to Rome: "The problem is not having this orientation, it is lobbying. That's the most serious problem I think."