An unexpected response from the pope may signal an important shift in the Catholic Church's views on queer identity.

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According to CNN, Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of sexual abuse at the hands of a Chilean priest, spent three days in April 2018 with Pope Francis at the Vatican. During the visit, Cruz discussed his sexuality with the pope, which sparked a surprising response.

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The pope, the Dalai Lama, and Ayatollah Sayyid Fadhel Al-Milani have an important message for you: Make friends.

Created by the Elijah Interfaith Institute, an interfaith organization fostering unity and diversity, the unique video project features 22 holy leaders coming together to urge people to seek out others who may practice religion and faith differently than they do and unite in friendship.

All GIFs via Make Friends/YouTube.

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On May 24, 2017, President Trump met the pope. Trump called the meeting "a great honor," according to Reuters, and it seemed to go well, even though the two have sparred before.

During the meeting, the pope urged Trump to be a peacemaker.

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Heroes

This is the sight that reduced 200,000 people to awed silence yesterday.

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