Pope Francis: Is Civil Union for Catholics Possible

By Julissa Catalan

In an interview with an Italian newspaper, Pope Francis hinted that the Catholic Church could soon accept a type of civil union for LGBT couples.

“We have to look at different cases and evaluate them in their variety,” he said. “States, for instance, justify civil unions as a way to provide financial security to cohabitating couples. State-sanctioned unions are thus driven by the need to ensure rights like access to healthcare.”

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