“Pope Francis has honored a gay teen science prodigy for his work developing a cost-effective method to detect pancreatic cancer.
Jack Andraka, a 16-year-old teen from Maryland, is one of the most brilliant minds of his generation.
He was awarded the Vatican’s International Giuseppe Sciacca Award for his work.
But while he was won several accolades for his ground-breaking science, this award is special.
Speaking to WBAL News, Andraka said: ‘It’s really amazing to be recognized by the Vatican, especially as a gay scientist.
‘I mean this would be unheard of just a few years ago. To be part of this bridge of progress is really amazing.’
He added: ‘It just shows how much the world has grown to accept people that are gay and are LGBT. It’s really amazing.’ Full story here!