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Looking Out: Pope Francis says church must explore civil unions
Looking Out: Pope Francis says church must explore civil unions

In a wide-ranging interview published Wednesday, Pope Francis called on the Catholic Church to examine and evaluate civil unions. That's not quite an endorsement of the practice. And it's a far cry from supporting same-sex marriage; the pontiff again repeated the view "marriage is between a man and a woman." Still, the pope's welcoming stance toward legal same-sex unions follows in his attempts to make the church more inclusive. In 2013, Francis said he believed Catholic leaders had become too focused on same-sex marriage and abortion. He also made headlines by saying he was in no position to judge gay priests, a remark which led in part to his being named The...

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