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Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by "small-minded rules" about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception. (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Criticizes Church Emphasis On Abortion, Gays

Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by “small-minded rules” about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception.

09/19/2013

Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio, elected Pope Francis I, appears at the window of St Peter's Basilica's balcony after being elected the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church on March 13, 2013 at the Vatican. (credit: VINCENZO PINTO,VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio From Argentina Elected New Pope

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina has been elected the new leader of the Catholic Church.

03/13/2013

Pope Benedict XVI sits beside his personal secretary Georg Ganswein during his weekly audience on Feb. 13, 2013 in Vatican City. (credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Pope: I’m Stepping Down ‘For The Good Of The Church’

In his first public appearance since announcing his resignation, Pope Benedict XVI says he is stepping down β€œfor the good of the church.”

02/13/2013