"Pope Francis among the people at St. Peter's Square" by Edgar Jiménez / CC BY-SA 2.0

Pope endorses civil union laws for same-sex couples

Oct 21, 2020

By Delia Gallagher

Pope Francis has declared support for civil unions for same-sex couples for the first time, according to the Catholic News Agency.

The Pope made the historic remarks in a new documentary film, “Francesco,” which was released in Rome on Wednesday.

“Homosexual people have a right to be in a family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or be made miserable over it,” the Pope said in the film, the Catholic News Agency reported.

“What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered,” the Pope said.

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