Posts tagged with ‘Pope Francis’

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Civil but Not Sacred: Pope Francis on Same-Sex Unions

by Bernard Schlager

Considered from the vantage point of pastoral care, Pope Francis’ recent approval of civil unions for same-sex couples, captured in the film documentary Francesco, can be taken as a positive, albeit small, step in the Catholic Church’s long and decidedly negative relationship with lesbian and gay people.  By reaffirming the stance he took on civil […]