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Pope Francis supports legalization of same-sex marriage

Source : 112 Ukraine

He believes that homosexual couples have the right to have a family
10:24, 22 October 2020

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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.

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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. 

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