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Pope Francis reportedly told a gay man 'God made you like this'

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Pope Francis' reported comments to a gay man are getting some mixed reactions.  

Francis told Juan Carlos Cruz, quote, "God made you like this."

The comments have been embraced by the LGBTQ community. The Vatican declined to confirm or deny the comments by Francis.

Some have a different interpretation of the Pope's comments.

"The Catholic church considers homosexual activity to be a sin. But that is an activity, so all persons, especially if you are in grace, you are already on the way to sainthood, and Juan Carlos Cruz, in fact this was part of the discussion, he is a Christian, a practicing Catholic, and some people have made fun of him for that because of his experience with homosexuality. And so the Pope was reaffirming him as a Christian," says Father Robert Gahl with the University of the Holy Cross.

Francis made it clear he wants the church to be more welcoming to gays. 

He told media in 2013, "Who am I to judge?"

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