Pope, leader of the Catholic Church Francis is on different lines than the institution he heads.

In a film that premiered on Wednesday, the pope said homosexuals have a right to a family.

– They are children of God and no one should be made sad because of it (sexual orientation).

The civil union must be accepted

Pope Francis did not go so far as to support the consecration of same-sex couples. It would be some kind of civil marriage that would give gay couples legal protection.

Written by the biography of the current pope Austen Ivereigh tells Reuters that Pope Francis’ statement is the clearest language on the issue since he was elected pope in 2013.

The Pope’s liberal statement contradicts the official teaching of the Catholic Church that homosexual acts are sinful and unnatural.