Pope Francis Calls for Civil Union Laws for Same-Sex Couples

The Washington Post‘s Chico Harlan and Michelle Boorstein report, “Pope Francis, in a new documentary, has called for the creation of civil union laws for same-sex couples, in what amounts to his clearest support to date for the issue.” In the documentary “Francesco” from Catholic News Agency, the pope said, “They’re children of God and have a right to a family.” Harlan and Boorstein write, “Priests in some parts of the world bless same-sex marriage, but that stance — and Francis’s new remarks — are a departure from official church teaching.”

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