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 made headlines when he excommunicated members of the Mafia in June 2015 and then halted his motorcade on the way back home to the Vatican to bless a severely disabled young woman.

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