For the first time, Pope Francis has openly spoken out in favour of the cohabitation agreement for same-sex couples. He said that they had the right to be members of a family.
Pope Francis spoke of the matter in an interview showed in a documentary about him, which premiered on Wednesday in Rome, the Associated Press reported.
According to protagon.gr, the relevant part is about in the middle of the film, in which the head of the Roman Catholic Church talks about issues concerning his public speeches, such as the environment, poverty, immigration and discrimination.
“Homosexuals have the right to be in a family. They are children of God. What we have now is the law on the cohabitation agreement. In this way, they are legally covered.” From the time he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires until 2013, he had favoured agreements as an alternative to same-sex marriage. But this is the first time he has referred to the issue as Pope.