Pope Francis Declares Unprecedented Support For Gay Marriages



Pope Francis has become the first pope ever to endorse same-sex civil union laws, signalling a dramatic shift from the Vatican's previous stance.


“Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God,” Pope Francis said in a new documentary film called ‘Francesco’ which premiered at the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday.


“What we have to have is a civil union law; that way they are legally covered... I stood up for that.”


The current pope’s position is unlike any of his predecessors who have always objected to same sex civil unions.



Is this a step in the right direction for the Catholic Church ?

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