THE Pope has endorsed same-sex civil unions.
He said homosexual people are "children of God and have a right to be in a family".
Speaking in the film Francesco by Oscar-nominated director Evgeny Afineevsky he said: "What we have to create is a civil union law.
"That way they are legally covered. I stood up for that."
Papal biographer Austen Ivereigh says it's the clearest endorsement of same-sex unions to date.
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