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Pope Francis endorses civil-union legislation

October 21, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis has called for legislation to recognize same-sex unions, in a new documentary film. “What we have to create is a civil-union law. That way they are legally covered,” the Pope said. The Pope’s statement contrasts with those of his predecessors; both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI had opposed the legal recognition of civil unions.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Oct. 21, 2020 11:09 PM ET USA

    "'I’m looking at him not as the pope, I’m looking at him as a humble human being, great role model to younger generation, leader for the older generation, a leader to many people not in the sense of the Catholic Church, but in the sense of pure leadership, on the ground, on the streets,' Afineevsky added." Therein lies the problem. It seems that way more often than is warranted, Bergoglio speaks as Bergoglio, and not as the Roman Pontiff, on matters of faith and morals. He refuses to qualify.