During an interview for a documentary Pope Francis endorsed civil unions for same-sex couples for the first time. #FoxNews Cementing his reputation as the Pope of surprises, Francis publicly endorsed civil unions for same-sex couples in a new documentary. In the new documentary "Francesco," Pope Francis said, "Homosexual people have a right to be in a family," becoming the first to do so in the Catholic church's 2,000-year history. In a historic move, Pope Francis is supporting civil unions for same-sex couples. The pontiff's remarks break from the traditional position of the Roman Catholic Church, but fall in line with his more tolerant stance towards the LGBTQ+ community. Patrick Hornbeck, a professor of theology at Fordham University, joined CBSN to discuss the pope's comments.