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Associated Press 22 Oct 2020

Vatican: Pope quote endorsing civil unions is old

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Vatican: Pope quote endorsing civil unions is old


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.

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