Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary film

Pope Francis counseled homosexual civil unions for the primary time as pope whilst being interviewed for a feature-length documentary that made its premiere on the Rome Movie Competition on Wednesday

ROME — Pope Francis counseled same-sex civil unions for the primary time as pope whilst being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which had its premiere on the Rome Movie Competition on Wednesday.

“Gay other folks have the proper to be in a circle of relatives. They’re youngsters of God,” Francis mentioned in one in all his sit-down interviews for the movie. “What we need to have is a civil union legislation; that approach they’re legally lined.”

Whilst serving as archbishop of Buenos Aires, Francis counseled civil unions for homosexual couples as a substitute for same-sex marriages. On the other hand, he had by no means pop out publicly in choose of civil unions as pope.

Director Evgeny Afineevsky had exceptional get admission to to cardinals, the Vatican tv archives and the pope himself. He mentioned he negotiated his approach in via patience, and deliveries of Argentine mate tea and Alfajores cookies that he were given to the pope by means of some well-connected Argentines in Rome.

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