Francis' comments are the first uttered by a pope about such laws, but are consistent with his overall approach to the LGBTQ community.
The cardinal was convicted of molesting two choirboys in the 1990s, but Australia's highest court overturned that verdict two years later.
A series of sex abuse scandals clouded his legacy.
Pavone's Twitter profile still features him wearing a MAGA hat.
He also offered some advice on how to break the habit "so you will not have temptation in hand."
Director Kathryn Ferguson re-centers the singer-songwriter as the icon she rightly is. But that comes with limitations.
The Pontiff has met with transgender people both individually and in groups over the course of his pontificate.
"This was just another of the many signs barraging me throughout my senior year of college. A gut-dropping confirmation of my greatest fear and my greatest certainty —God was going to make me be a nun."
This isn’t the first time the Bishop of Rome has compared the medical procedure to employing a professional assassin.
The FBI has opened a widening investigation into sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in New Orleans going back decades.