The unconventional Pope Francis

Published On: Jul 29 2013 11:20:49 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 08 2016 10:42:15 AM CDT

Pope Francis is again breaking with tradition in the Catholic Church, this time urging priests to be more accepting of gays and lesbians, divorced Catholics and non-traditional families. Check out other ways Francis has changed the tone of the papacy.

Pope Francis speaks at Copacabana
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Pope Francis in May 2013 said that atheists aren't necessarily going to hell. His stance is that all people who do good works, including atheists, are going to heaven. "God's mercy does not have limits and therefore it reaches nonbelievers, too, for whom sin would not be the lack of faith in God, but rather, failure to obey one's conscience."

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