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22 October 2020 14:38

Pope Francis told the documentary: "Homosexual people have the right to be in a family.

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Sign up fornow and never miss the top politics stories again. The film, directed by Russian-born Evgeny Afineevsky, also shows him encouraging two gay men to raise their children in a parish church. The film explores the issues Pope Francis cares about most, including environment, poverty, migration, racial and income inequality.

Pope Francis told the documentary: "Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or made miserable over it. What we have to have is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered." While serving as archbishop of Buenos Aires, Francis endorsed civil unions for gay couples as an alternative to same-sex marriages.

However, he had never come out publicly in favour of civil unions as pope until now. The premiere comes after the pontiff praised a breastfeeding mother as he reverted to going without a coronavirus face mask during the Vatican general audience. He believes that homosexual couples have the right to have a family Pope Francis AP For the first time, Pope Francis publicly supported civil same-sex marriage. This statement was made in the documentary called "Francesco" at the Rome International Film Festival, according to Hromadske. "Homosexual people have the right to have a family. They are children of God. We need a law on civil partnerships. So they are recognized at the legal level," Francis said. He had previously supported LGBT teenagers and claimed that God loved gays as they were. As we reported earlier, the pontiff called the pleasures of eating food and having sex "simply divine". He did it in a book of interviews between him and writer Carlo Petrini. "Pleasure arrives directly from God, it is neither Catholic, nor Christian, nor anything else, it is simply divine," Francis told. Francis, who is 83 years old and was born in Argentina, likened his connection of pleasure to divinity to a 1987 Danish Film, "Babette's Feast," which is about a poor village in the Danish countryside brought together in faith and community by an extravagant French meal cooked by a member of the congregation.