Vatican Attempts To Clarify Pope’s Controversial Same-Sex Civil Union Remarks


The Vatican offered nuance to Pope Francis’ recent, widely-criticized remarks regarding same-sex civil unions, claiming that they were taken out of context and were not intended to change Church teaching. “More than a year ago, during an interview, Pope Francis answered two different questions at two different times that, in the aforementioned documentary, were edited and published as a single answer without proper contextualization, which has led to confusion,” a statement from the Vatican’s secretary of state said in part, according to a Facebook post that Archbishop Franco Coppola made Sunday.

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