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Shocker: Pope Open to Gay Civil Unions
The Catholic Church could tolerate some types of civil unions as a way of protecting healthcare and property rights, Pope Francis said in an interview in the Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera.
While asserting that “matrimony is between a man and a woman,” the pontiff added that moves to “regulate diverse situations of cohabitation [are] driven by the need to regulate economic aspects among persons, as for instance to assure medical care. … It is necessary to look at the diverse cases and evaluate them in their variety.”
It is the first time a Pope has ever indicated even a minute acceptance of civil unions.
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Foreign ministers — including those from Russia and Ukraine — meeting today in Paris “agreed to continue intense discussions in the coming days” to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said.
Their goal is “to see how we can help normalize the situation, stabilize it and overcome the crisis,” he said.
Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met three times today in the French capital. One of those meetings included a “brief and informal discussion” among Kerry, Lavrov, British Foreign Secretary William Hague, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, an official said.
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