Opinion Pope Francis, a pastor for gay Catholics? By Michael J. O'Loughlin | March 19, 2013 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Opinion Subscribe to Opinion Pope Francis and Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. The two clashed over Argentina's same-sex marriage law in 2010. Photograph: Handout/Reuters. From: The Guardian. Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.Pope Francis supported civil unions as Archbishop. Will he bring this pragmatism to the global stage?