Pope Calls for Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples, in Major Departure From Vatican Doctrine

Source: NBC News »

Pope Francis called for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples in a documentary that aired in Rome on Wednesday, in a major departure from the position held by the Vatican’s doctrinal office.

“Homosexuals have a right to be part of the family,” the pontiff said in “Francesco,” a documentary about his life. “They’re children of God and have a right to a…

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