Pope Francis made statements on Monday regarding one of the most talked-about issues in the Catholic Church, on his way home from Brazil.
In a press conference, the Pope addressed recent reports of a "gay lobby" in the Vatican.
Among other comments, Pope Francis said, "If someone is gay who searches for the Lord and has goodwill, who am I to judge?"
But the Pope did repeat the Catholic Church's teaching that homosexual acts are a sin.
Father Francis Dorzenski of the Marquette Diocese says the Pope simply explained what the Catholic Church has been teaching for centuries.
"God doesn't make junk, and so whoever you are, whatever you are, God loves you. God has made you," said Father Francis Dorzenski.
The Catholic Church officially believes that homosexual orientation is not a sin, but the physical acts are.