Nancy Pelosi takes Communion in Vatican regardless of her help of abortion rights

Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi acquired Communion on Wednesday throughout a papal mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, in response to the Related Press. She took Communion greater than a month after the Catholic archbishop of San Francisco mentioned she may now not obtain the sacrament due to her stance on abortion entry. 

Pelosi took communion from a priest in a bit of the long-lasting church throughout the feast of St. Peter and Paul, the AP reported. Pope Francis, who was in attendance on the mass, met with Pelosi and gave her a blessing. A photograph exhibits Pelosi and her husband, Paul Pelosi, greeting the pope. 

Pope Francis celebrates the Mass of St. Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica
Pope Francis greets Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) earlier than the mass of Saint Peter and Paul, in St Peter’s Basilica, on the Vatican.


Pelosi met with Vatican officers and Rome-based People for an Independence Day-related occasion on the residence of the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See on Tuesday night and spoke about her Catholic religion. 

“Religion is a vital reward, not everybody has it however it’s the path to so many different issues,” she instructed the gang, in response to AP.  

Regardless of her religion, Pelosi has overtly advocated for abortion rights and not too long ago spoke out in regards to the Supreme Court docket’s choice to overturn Roe v. Wade – the 1973 landmark choice that established the best to an abortion. 

“This merciless ruling is outrageous and heart-wrenching,” she mentioned Friday. “However make no mistake: the rights of girls and all People are on the poll this November.”

US’ Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi attends a mass for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul on June 29, 2022 at Saint-Peter Basilica within the Vatican.

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When a draft opinion indicating the Supreme Court docket’s choice to overturn Roe was leaked in Might, Pelosi on the time vowed to maintain preventing to enshrine Roe into legislation. Her stance then drew a response from Salvatore Cordileone, the archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, who wrote a letter informing her she will now not obtain the sacrament of Communion as a result of she has not backed down from her push for abortion entry. San Francisco is in Pelosi’s dwelling district. 

CBS Information reached out to the Archdiocese of San Francisco for remark. 

The pope continues to uphold the church’s opposition to abortion. Nonetheless, Francis has instructed President Biden – one other Catholic who helps abortion entry – to maintain receiving Communion throughout his October go to to the Vatican. 

The Vatican has not dominated on particularly whether or not politicians supporting abortion can take Communion in a significant instructing doc, however the church’s in-house canon legislation says folks in state of affairs of persistent sin shouldn’t be allowed to obtain it, the AP reported.