Pope says homosexuals should be covered by civil union laws

Pope Francis arrives for the weekly general audience, keeping a distance from faithful due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Vatican, October 21, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis says in a new film released on Wednesday that homosexuals should be protected by civil union laws, in some of the clearest language he has used on the rights of gays.

“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,” he says in the documentary “Francesco”.

“What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered. I stood up for that,” he said.

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