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Diocese of Grand Rapids responds to Pope's comments on same-sex civil unions

Posted at 10:53 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 22:53:58-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Diocese of Grand Rapids says a new documentary film in which the Pope endorses same-sex civil unions doesn’t alter church teaching.

“The Catholic Church believes and teaches that men and women who experience same-sex attraction must be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity,” the diocese said in a statement. “Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.”

They also said they’re awaiting official comment from the Vatican to provide more context for the Pope’s remarks.

The Pope said in the film that homosexual people have a right to be in families because they are children of God.