A New Pope

  • Aired:  07/30/13
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Pope Francis changes the Catholic Church's tone regarding homosexuality, and Aasif Mandvi reports on the resulting hot tub party in Vatican City. (5:30)

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> John: WELCOME BACK.

AS YOU KNOW, IN MARCH POPE

FRANCIS REPLACED POPE BENEDICT

XVI.

WHILE JUST A LOOK AT THEIR TWO

FACES MIGHT HAVE PREPARED US FOR

A CHANGE IN TONE.

NO ONE COULD HAVE PREDICTEDDED

HOW STARK THAT CHANGE WOULD BE.

>> WHAT WE HAVE GOING ON HERE IS

THE EMERGENCE OF THE KIND OF

PEOPLE'S POPE.

>> ANIMATED, RELAXED AND FUNNY.

REACHING OUT, HUGGING AND

KISSING.

>> FROM PAYING HIS OWN HOTEL

BILL THE DAY AFTER HE WAS

ELECTED TO HIS LOVE OF THE

CROWD, SURPRISE IS A HALLMARK OF

POPE FRANCIS.

>> John: SURPRISE IS A HALLMARK.

THIS POPE IS A TOTAL PRANKSTER.

LIKE HIS INFAMOUS "I GOT YOUR

SOUL RIGHT HERE."

ALL TIME HE PUT TABS OF ACID ON

EVERYONE'S COMMUNION WAIVERS.

THEY WERE SEEING GOD AFTER THAT.

AND THE DEVIL.

AND DRAGONS.

YESTERDAY HE SURPRISED EVERYONE

YET AGAIN.

>> AN HISTORIC COMMENT BY POPE

FRANCIS ON THE SUBJECT OF

HOMOSEXUALITY.

>> THE POPE SAID IF A PERSON IS

GAY AND SEEKS THE LORD AND HAS

GOOD WILL, WHO AM I TO JUDGE

THAT PERSON?

>> WELL, WELL.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> John: WHO AM I TO JUDGE THAT

PERSON?

YOU ARE THE POPE.

JUDGING PEOPLE IS BASICALLY WHAT

YOU DO.

YOUR ENTIRE JOB DESCRIPTION IS

ONE ONE, WEAR A FUNNY HAT AND,

TWO, JUDGE EVERYBODY ELSE.

LOOK, AS YOU WOULD EXPECT A

STATEMENT LIKE THAT DID NOT GO

UNNOTICED.

>> STUNNING REMARKS ABOUT

HOMOSEXUALITY IN THE PRIESTHOOD.

>> A CHANGE IN ATTITUDES TOWARDS

GAY FREEHS.

>> THE POPE'S WORDS RIPPLED

AROUND THE WORLD.

>> HISTORIC GROUND-BREAKING

STATEMENTS.

>> AN EXTRAORDINARY NEWS

CONFERENCE.

>> John: THIS IS THE BEST NEWS

FOR GAY CATHOLICS SINCE THEY

MADE AMUSEICAL ABOUT A SINGING

NUN.

NOW, BY ALL ACCOUNTS, THIS NEWS

HAS ROCKED THE HOLY SEE IN ROME.

FOR MORE WE GO LIVE TO SENIOR

VATICAN CORRESPONDENT AASIF

MANDVI.

ARE YOU THERE?

>> YO-HOO!

YES, JOHNNY!

>> John: IT LOOKS LIKE...

WHOA, WHOA, WHOA.

EASY THERE, BROTHER DOMINIC.

HA-HA.

>> John: THE REMARKS HAVE BEEN

WELL RECEIVED THERE.

>> JOHN, THE RESURRECTION WAS

WELL RECEIVED.

THIS IS AN ENTIRE CITY ORGASMING

AT ONCE.

OKAY.

TO PUT IT MILDLY, THERE ARE A

LOT OF GAY CLERGY HERE WHO HAVE

BEEN WAITING A LONG TIME TO COME

OUT OF THE RIDICULOUSLY ORNATE

CLOSET.

IF YOU WILL EXCUSE ME, I AM OFF

TO JOIN THE CARDINALS IN THE HOT

TUB.

YEAH!

>> John: THE VATICAN HAS A HOT

TUB?

>> YEAH!

I THINK, JOHN, IT HAS A BIG

THING FULL OF WATER IN IT.

IT'S A BIG STONE THING.

COMING, BOYS.

>> John: THAT'S A BAPTISMAL

FONT.

OKAY.

ACCORDING TO ALL THE COVERAGE,

THIS WAS A MASSIVE DEAL FOR THE

CHURCH.

NEW YORK'S CARDINAL DOLE AND

HEARD IT A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY.

>> THIS IS NO WAY COULD THIS BE

INTERPRETED AS A CHANGE IN

CHURCH DOCTRINE.

WHILE CERTAIN ACTS MAY BE WRONG,

WE WOULD ALWAYS LOVE AND RESPECT

THE PERSON.

AND TREAT THE PERSON WITH

DIGNITY.

HOMOSEXUALITY IS NOT A SIN,

RIGHT?

HOMOSEXUAL ACTS ARE.

>> John: OKAY.

SO YOU CAN HAVE GAY DESIRES.

YOU JUST CAN'T TAKE GAY ACTION.

WHICH I GUESS MEANS THAT YOU CAN

LISTEN TO Y.M.C.A. BUT YOU MAY

NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES DO

THE HAND GESTURES.

AND BY THE WAY, THAT DOESN'T

MEAN THAT GAYS HAVE TO BE

CELIBATE.

THERE IS A LOOPHOLE.

>> THE CHURCH'S TEACHING, WHICH

IS BASED ON THE BIBLE AND GOD'S

REVELATION, IS THAT SEXUAL LOVE

IS RESERVED ONLY BETWEEN A MAN

AND WOMAN.

>> John: EXACTLY.

GAY MEN CAN HAVE SEX AS LONG AS

IT'S WITH LESBIAN WOMEN.

WITHIN THE CONFINES OF A

LOVELESS MARRIAGE.

JUST AS GOD NEARLY INTENDED.

BUT THAT'S NOT TO SAY THAT THE

POPE'S REMARKS DIP AT LEAST MARK

SOME SORT OF CHANGE.

>> IT IS THOUGH A CHANGE IN

TONE.

IT'S AN INVITATION FROM THE HOLY

FATHER THAT WE CAN NEVER BE

HARSH AND JUDGMENTAL.

>> John: SO THE POLICY IS THE

SAME BUT THE TONE HAS CHANGED.

SORT OF LIKE IF SOUTHERN WATER

FOUND FOUNTAINS IN THE 1950s

CHANGED THEIR SIGNS FROM THIS TO

THIS.

ACTUALLY, HOLD ON.

IT'S JUST THE TONE IS NICER.

BUT IS IT JUST THE TONE THAT HAS

CHANGED?

I HAVE TO WARN SOMEONE.

AASIF.

AASIF.

LISTEN, AASIF.

IT WAS JUST A CHANGE IN TONE.

>> YES, I'M STILL IN ROME.

John: , NO, NO, NO.

AASIF, THE CHURCH HASN'T REALLY

CHANGED ITS POSITION ON

HOMOSEXUALITY.

THOSE WERE FALSE REPORTS.

>> YOU'RE RIGHT.

YOU SHOULD CUT THESE PANTS INTO

SHORTS.

>> John: THAT'S NOT JUST WHAT I

SAID.

AASIF, CHURCH DOCTRINE STILL FOR

BIDS HOMOSEXUAL ACTS.

THERE WAS NO CHANGE.

>> HOLY [BLEEP].

WHAT?

OKAY.

CUT THE BUBBLES.

YES, CUT THE SMOKE.

EVERYBODY, GET YOUR ROBES BACK

ON, YES.

FIRE UP THE PLAIN SONG NOW.

YES.

JOHN, I HAVE TO RUN.

THERE IS A STAMPEDE ALREADY FOR

THE CONFESSION BOOTH.

AVA MARIA.

>> John: AASIF MANDVI, EVERYONE.

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