Pope Francis indicates support for same-sex civil unions

Pope Francis indicates support for same-sex civil unions

By Semi Turaga
Thursday 22/10/2020
Head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis - [Photo: BBC]

The Head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis has said that he thinks same-sex couples should be allowed to have "civil unions".

BBC News reports he made the comments in the new documentary – Francesco which is about the life and work of Pope Francis.

It premiered as part of the Rome Film Festival.

These are his clearest remarks yet on gay relationships.

In the film, Pope Francis said homosexual people have a right to be in a family.

He went to say they are children of God and have a right to a family.

Pope Francis said nobody should be thrown out or made miserable over it.

He said what they have to create is a civil union law and that way they are legally covered.

He added that he "stood up for that", apparently referring to his time as Archbishop of Buenos Aires when, although opposing same-sex marriages in law, he supported some legal protections for same-sex couples.

[Source: BBC]

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