“Homosexual people have a right to be in a family. They are children of God and have a right to a family. – Pope Francis.
Pope Francis has called for the creation of civil union laws that would help same-sex couples create families as “children of God,” departing from the position of the Vatican’s doctrinal office and the pope’s predecessors on the issue, and challenging a previous conclusion by the Catholic Church that endorsing such unions would be an “approval of deviant behavior.”
“Homosexual people have a right to be in a family. They are children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or be made miserable over it,” Francis said in a documentary, called “Francesco,” that premiered Wednesday in Rome, the Catholic News Agency reported.
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“What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered. I stood up for that,” Francis, whose comments came as he reflected on pastoral care for those who identify as LGBT, added.
The documentary by Oscar-nominated Director Evgeny Afineevsky, which highlights the life and ministry of Pope Francis, is set to make its North American premiere on Sunday.
Francis has previously expressed support for same-sex civil unions. During his tenure as archbishop of Buenos Aires, he advocated for same-sex civil unions in a bid to block a same-sex marriage law. Argentina legalized same-sex marriage in 2010 according to Christian Post.
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In 2003, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under the leadership of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and at the direction of Pope John Paul II made it clear that same-sex civil unions cannot be supported by the church.
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I want to believe that the pope himself is one of the homosexsual people.May God deliver him in Jesus name.