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By Heather Clark
Christian News Network
ROME — In a documentary released in Rome on Wednesday, Roman Catholic leader Jorge Bergoglio, also known as “Pope Francis,” says that he believes homosexuals have a “right to a family” and that he supports civil unions as a legal covering.
“Homosexual people have a right to be in a family. They are children of God and have a right to a family,” he states in the movie “Francesco” by Evgeny Afineevsky, which premiered at the Rome Film Festival. “Nobody should be thrown out or be made miserable over it.”
“What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered,” the Vatican head continues. “I stood up for that.”
According to the Catholic News Agency and Reuters, the documentary also tells the story of Bergoglio encouraging a man in a homosexual relationship to raise his three adopted children in a parish church. Andrea Rubera had given Bergoglio a letter after attending mass and received a phone call days later telling him that the correspondence was “beautiful.” Click here to continue reading.
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