"We believe that marriage is an institution that is authored by God, not by men and women and that God intends marriage just for men and women.  However, that is not to remotely detract from the fact that everyone is a unique loving creation of God and everyone must be treated with that love that dignity or respect that being made in the image of God demands," said Father Lincoln.

Biron hopes Pope Francis's comments will open the door for other conservative groups to follow suit. 

"It makes it more open to at least have a dialog about it and I think that is the healthy thing, even with disagreements with individuals as long as we can talk about it and agree to disagree than we can meet in the spirit of kindness and understanding," said Biron.

Pope Francis also called for more compassion and accepting for women and the divorced in the church.