Pope Francis’ statement on Civil Union, reported in news

06 Mar 2014 Church news No Comments

When being interviewed about the topic of Civil Union, Pope Francis stated that “Marriage is between one man and one woman“.

Question: Many countries have regulated civil unions. Is it a path that the Church can understand? But up to what point?

Holy Father: Marriage is between one man and one woman. The secular States want to justify civil unions to regulate different situations of coexistence, spurred by the need to regulate economic aspects between persons as, for instance, to ensure healthcare. Each case must be looked at and evaluated in its diversity.

Please refer to the following link for the complete interview:

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/english-translation-of-pope-francis-corriere-della-sera-interview