Mexico’s Senior Catholic Archbishop Backs Civil Unions for Gay Couples

Cardinal Carlos Aguiar, archbishop of Mexico City, who has lobbied against both abortion rights and same-sex marriage, argued that parents should never reject their openly gay children.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Mexican Catholic Church’s highest-ranking bishop agrees with recent comments by Pope Francis in support of civil unions for gay couples, the prelate told Reuters.

Mexico is the second-biggest Catholic country after Brazil with around 80% of its nearly 130 million people affiliated with the church. It has historically been conservative-leaning on social issues.

Cardinal Carlos Aguiar, archbishop of Mexico City, said in an interview that he backs the pope’s comments from a documentary that premiered in October and used previously unseen footage from an interview he gave to Mexican broadcaster . . .

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