LAS VEGAS — (10-22-20) — Pope Francis has made history endorsing same-sex civil unions for the first time as pontiff. The Pope endorsed same-sex civil unions as pontiff while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” (2020), which premiered Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival.
The papal thumbs-up came midway through the documentary that concentrates on issues important to Francis. Subjects discussed included racial and income inequality, immigration, poverty and yes, same-sex civil unions.
“Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God,” said Pope Francis during his sit-down interviews for the film. “You can’t kick someone out of a family, nor make their life miserable for this. What we have to have is a civil union law; that way they are legally covered.”
While serving as archbishop of Buenos Aires, Francis endorsed civil unions for same-sex couples as an alternative to same-sex marriages. This is the first time that he has publicly come out in support for the Catholic church to support and perform same-sex civil unions.
The question is how will his conservative base handle the Pope’s progressive announcement. Time will only tell as we are sure to hear from members of the Vatican pertaining to Francis public statement.
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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