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Pope Francis is calling on the Catholic Church to end it's "obsession" with abortion and same-sex relationships. 

The "New York Times" reports the Pope told an Italian Jesuit Journal it's not necessary to focus on those issues and the church should be a home for all.  He said the primary objective should not be preaching what he called a limited agenda of "moral" doctrine. 

His views have earned criticism from some in the orthodox Catholic community who take a hard-line stance against abortion and homosexuality.  (Metro Networks Inc)