Pope Francis advocates for same-sex unions. You can see in a new documentary name “Francesco” which premiered at the Rome Film Festival. He is the first pontiff from the Vatican City who has spoken in a positive manner about same-sex unions. The comment section of the documentary is also one of the most positive ones you while ever see. The people in the comments are liberal, tolerant, and more inclusive. This is the historical moment in which one man created a movement and people supported him.
The documentary takes us through Pope Francis and his views on various notions
The feature-length documentary highlights interviews with Pope Francis. He talks about the topics he cares the most about, including poverty, migration, the environment, racial and income inequality, and discrimination. He voiced his ideas about the current issues claiming the world and ruining humanity with their darkness. About the same-sex unions and gay people, he steadfastly showed his support for LGBTQ+ people. He said, “Homosexual people have the right to be in the family. They are children of God. You cannot kick someone out of a family, nor make their life miserable for this.” He further added that legal support for them needs to have a greater emphasis. He said, “What we have to have is a civil union law. In this way, they are legally covered.”
This is not the first time when Pope Francis endorsed love for people from all sexualities. He has previously endorsed civil unions for gay people while serving as an archbishop of Buenos Aires. Before him, a Catholic Rev. James Martin has asked for building a bridge with gay people. He vouched that this step marks the beginning of the church’s support for LGBTQ+ people.
His remarks have created controversy all around
Even though Pope Francis had asked for a civil law for gay people, his colleagues from the church, especially in the US, asked for an explanation of the remarks. Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence said, “The pope’s attempts clearly contradicts what has been the long-standing teaching of the church about same-sex unions.” It is highlighted that he has different approaches when he is in public versus when he in front of a camera. His remarks definitely give rise to a debate bigger than what it seems. This conflicts with the Church doctrine, which says that marriage is a union between a man and a woman, inherently. However, in the documentary, he has spoken quite fervently that “God made you this way and loves you this way, and the pope loves you this way.”