Pope 'phones gay man'
'Your homosexuality not a serious thing' French daily reports06 September, 11:36
"I don't judge. If a person is of good will, who am I to judge?" he said when asked his opinion on gays and lesbians.
He also said he was against all lobbies, not just gay ones, after controversy earlier this year when he was quoted as admitting there was a gay lobby in the Vatican.
"Being gay is a tendency. The problem is the lobby," he told journalists en route to Rome after a week-long visit to Brazil for World Youth Day, his first foreign trip.