During the premiere of the documentary “Francesco” about his life at the Rome Film Festival, Pope Francis called for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples.
Francis said, “Homosexuals have a right to be part of the family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out, or be made miserable because of it. What we have to create is a civil union law. That way, they are legally covered. I stood up for that.”