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Vatican's shifting views on gays and lesbians causes push back

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Prelates and Pope Francis attend a morning session of a two-week synod on family issues at the Vatican, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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Prelates and Pope Francis attend a morning session of a two-week synod on family issues at the Vatican, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

A document released by the Vatican Monday calls for looking at the positive aspects of same-sex couples. But some in the Catholic Church say the document is a betrayal.

A document released by the Vatican Monday addressed the quote - "gifts and qualities" gays can offer and asked if Catholics could recognize the positive aspects of same-sex couples.

This move builds on Pope Francis' call for a more "merciful" approach to family issues.

But some say the document is a betrayal of the church.

John Allen, associate editor for The Boston Globe and the website Crux, weighs in. 
 

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