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Pope Francis has called for the creation of civil union laws for same-sex couples. 

Breaking from the Catholic Church’s official teaching, Francis said same-sex couples should be “legally covered.” 

What we have to create is civil union law.

In the forthcoming documentary, “Francesco,” which premieres in Rome this week, Pope Francis told filmmaker, Evgeny Afineevsky:

Homosexual have a right to be a part of the family.

They’re children of God and have a right to a family.

Nobody should be thrown out, or be made miserable because of it. 

Francis’ stance on the LGBT community is no secret.

Since becoming pope in 2013, he has spoken often about his ministry to gay and lesbian Catholics, saying they are loved by God and welcomed by the church.

Source: The Washington Post