The Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis, has endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time since he left Argentina for Rome.
The Pontiff, whose real name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio, approved this while speaking in a documentary titled Francesco, which premiered today at the Rome Film Festival.
Pope Francis is seen as ‘Progressive.’
The 83-year-old who is viewed in many quarters as progressive, was elected Pope in order to stir the Roman Catholic Church into this postmodern era.
And so far, he is doing that quite well, as he champions such courses like the environment, migration, racial equality and discrimination against minorities.
“Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God. Nobody should be thrown out or be made miserable over it,’ Francis said in one of his sit-down interviews for the film.
Pope Benedict XVI stepped down in 2013.
“What we have to have is a civil union law; that way they are legally covered.”
The man Francis replaced, Benedict XVI advocated against such things as, abortion and equal rights for gay relationships and marriages and was a strong advocate for the church’s continued adherence to tradition.
At the time he was still at St. Peter’s Basilica, Joseph Ratzinger, AKA Pope Benedict XVI said: “Modern society is in the middle of formulating an anti-Christian creed, and if one opposes it, one is being punished by society with excommunication.”
The Two Popes.
“The fear of this spiritual power of the Antichrist is then only more than natural, and it really needs the help of prayers on the part of an entire diocese and of the Universal Church in order to resist it.”