Pope Francis Hints at Catholic Church Rethink on Gay Civil Unions

The Sydney Morning Herald reports:

Pope Francis has hinted that the Catholic Church could recognise gay civil unions and called for women to have a greater role in the church in an interview that marks his first year as pontiff.

In a wide-ranging interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Pope Francis reiterated that gay marriage could not be accepted by the Catholic Church.

“Marriage is between a man and a woman,” he said.

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