Out and Proud: Mo Rocca Opens for the Pope
The comedian and TV personality delivered a reading at the mass in Manhattan's biggest arena.
September 26 2015 5:15 PM
Mo Rocca is a gay American humorist and TV personality. A correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and the host of My Grandmother's Ravioli on the Cooking Channel, Rocca has developed a reputation as an irreverent funnyman with razor-sharp wit. He came out publicly via podcast in 2011. In 2015, Rocca garnered international attention when he delivered the first scriptural reading at Madison Square Garden's Papal Mass during Pope Francis's visit to the United States -- making him the first openly gay man to deliver a reading at a mass officiated by a pope. That same year, Rocca was honored in the Out 100 list of gay celebrities to watch. Stay on top of Rocca's impressive career on Out.