Same-sex civil unions have been endorsed by Pop Francis in a new documentary that premiered on Wednesday (Oct. 21). He became the first Pope to do so. The feature-length film is called Francesco and it aired at the Rome Film Festival. The pope said, “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or be made miserable because of it.” When he was the archbishop of Buenos Aires, Pope Francis supported civil unions for gay couples as an alternative to marriage. But this is the first time that he endorsed civil unions as a pope in Francesco.