You may come across sensational headlines on this topic today. This is what the pope actually said:
When the director asks him if a homosexual can take his children to church, he replies:
“Homosexual people have the right to be in the family, they are children of God, they have the right to a family. No one can be thrown out of the family or made life miserable for that. What we have to do is a law of civil coexistence, they have the right to be legally covered. “
Francisco remembers that in the past he had faced this question. It refers to his years as archbishop of Buenos Aires, when he opposed the approval of a law on marriage between people of the same sex, but approved that legal protection be given to the rights of homosexual couples in matters such as inheritance or the possibility of visiting at the hospital.
Francisco’s proposal is not to equate the coexistence of two homosexual people to Catholic marriage, but to respect private decisions and show that all people have equal dignity.
“You must accompany people as Jesus would accompany them. When a person with this condition goes before Jesus, he will not answer him: ‘Go because you are homosexual!’, No ”.