US cardinals criticize Pope Francis endorsement of same-sex unions

Church leaders in New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts have issued statements against the pontiff’s remarks

By Peter Aitken | Fox News

Pope Francis backs same-sex unions (Photo credit: The Guardian)

Pope Francis’ controversial support for same-sex civil unions has found its fair share of critics in the United States.

During a papal interview in a documentary called “Francesco,” the pope speaks about a need for a “civil union law,” which he says creates a legal cover for such arrangements.

“Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family,” the pope reportedly said. “They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out, or be made miserable because of it.”

The civil union law would cover same sex marriages legally, he said.

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About Joel Cholo Brooks 13517 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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