Francis: Church might tolerate some civil unions Admin Thursday, March 6, 2014 In a wide ranging interview with an Italian newspaper, Pope Francis commented that the Church could support some civil unions as proposed by modern government for economic or other reasons to promote good order. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.