Lady Gaga has criticized Pope Benedict XVI's opposition to gay marriage, saying that his views don't matter.

On Friday, Benedict called on Roman Catholics in France to “defend marriage,” telling a group of French bishops that the institution would harm society.

Lady Gaga made her comments on Sunday in an interview with Europe 1.

“I think that gay marriage is something that is going to happen, it must. We are not truly equal part of humanity if we are not allowed to freely love one another.”

“What the pope thinks of being gay does not matter. It doesn't matter to the world. It matters to the people who like the pope and follow the pope. It's not a reflection of all Christians. It is not a reflection of all religious people. It's a point of view of one person,” Lady Gaga said.

“And to all the gay people here. May you live and love each other until the end of time. And I hope you will have the human right to breed as an entirely equal, valuable and special member of society.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

The Socialist government of President Francois Hollande is expected to unveil a gay marriage bill to the French cabinet on October 31.

(Related: Pope Benedict calls on Catholics in France to “defend marriage.”)