How could any Christian support any kind of “union” that is called an affront to God in the Bible?
As a matter of civil law “unions” may be a way for conservatives to accept a truce without support same sex marriage, but that doesn’t men WE as Christians accept those unions as OK. To be a leader of a Christians “Church” and say he could accept that is evil!
RE: As a matter of civil law unions may be a way for conservatives to accept a truce without support same sex marriage, but that doesnt men WE as Christians accept those unions as OK
That explanation of yours might be what Pope Francis actually means ( Despite the ill chosen word “support” ).
As I said in a previous post on this thread, now that the floodgate is open, he has an obligation as the ultimate teaching magistrate of the church to clarify what he means.
It may well be that he meant exactly what you just wrote above.