The Vatican has denied reports that Pope Francis reached out to a young gay man.

Christophe Trutino claimed that Francis contacted him after he reached out to the Holy Father in a letter.

Trutino said that he was shocked to receive a phone call from the pope in response to his letter.

He said that Francis told him that “your homosexuality doesn't matter.”

Father Federico Lombardi, a spokesman for the Vatican, told daily Le Figaro that “the pope never called this person,” France's reported.

“The only time the pope has called France was to speak to Cardinal Barbarin. I absolutely deny this information,” Lombardi said.

“There is always the risk that people pretend to be the pope over the phone,” he added.

Trutino, a 25-year-old from Toulouse, France, told La Depeche du Midi that he wrote to the head of the Roman Catholic Church to explain his difficulty in reconciling his sexuality with his faith.

He said that Francis spoke to him in Spanish.

“I received the letter that you sent me. You need to remain courageous and continue to believe and pray and stay good. Your homosexuality. It doesn't matter. One way or another, we are all children of God. This is why we must continue to be good,” Trutino claims the pope told him.

In July, Francis suggested a softening in the church's approach to gay rights, telling reporters that he's not in a position to judge gay priests.

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