The Bishop and the Speaker

Posted on AllSides May 23rd, 2022
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Religion and Faith, Nancy Pelosi, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
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Nancy Pelosi is banned from communion by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

Last year, while Catholic bishops were discussing how to handle pro-abortion politicians, Pope Francis is reported to have said that bishops should be pastoral and work toward a change of their heart, but he added that such people “cannot take communion, because they are out of the community.”

I’m not sure that he wanted a high-profile case to be made. But on Friday, he got one. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco announced that he was barring House Speaker Nancy...

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