Pope to stop condemning same-sex civil partnerships

Cardinal Dolan, pictured here with Barack Obama in New York in 2012

Pope Francis has suggested that the Vatican could support gay civil unions in the future, according to one of the church’s most senior cardinals.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan said that the pontiff wants the Catholic Church to study same-sex unions, ‘rather than condemn them’.

Cardinal Dolan told American television that Francis wants church leaders to ‘look into it and see the reasons that have driven them.’

In an interview to mark his first year in the church’s top job, Pope Francis last week reaffirmed the Vatican’s opposition to gay marriage but indicated that some types of civil unions could be acceptable to the church.

Cardinal Dolan Meet The Press Interview On Pope Francis And Catholic Church.

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