On a family vacation to Rome, Nancy Pelosi attended Pope Francis’ Mass for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul in Saint Peter’s Basilica.
According to media outlets (AP & Crux Now), Pelosi received the Eucharist there with other attendees. She didn’t receive directly from Pope Francis, and it’s unknown if the priest who did knew who she was.
In May, Nancy Pelosi was barred from receiving the Eucharist in her home diocese of San Francisco by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, who said she needs to publicly disavow her support for abortion before she can be readmitted to Communion.
“After numerous attempts to speak with her to help her understand the grave evil she is perpetrating, the scandal she is causing, and the danger to her own soul she is risking, I have determined that the point has come in which I must make a declaration that she is not admitted to Holy Communion unless and until she publicly repudiates her support for abortion ‘rights’ and confesses and receives absolution for her cooperation in this evil in the sacrament of penance.”
Cordileone added his decision was “purely pastoral, not political.”
Pelosi, who calls herself a “devout Catholic,” is yet to discuss her position on abortion advocacy with Cordileone.
“I respect people’s views about that. But I don’t respect us foisting it onto others. Our archbishop has been vehemently against LGBTQ rights.”
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