(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – Pope Francis has given Nancy Pelosi, the Democrat Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Holy Communion despite her pro-abortion stance, which has led other Catholic Church priests in the United States to refuse her the holy Christian ritual.
Pelosi attended a mass in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on the occasion of the feasts of Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul, The Associated Press reported.
She was accompanied by her husband, Paul Pelosi, who is also 82, and who also received the Holy Communion from Pope Francis. Multimillionaire Paul Pelosi recently made news headlines by getting arrested for DUI near their mansion in Napa Valley, California.
The Vatican later released a photo showing the Pelosis greeting the Pope inside St. Peter’s Basilica.
Witnesses say that the Speaker and her husband sat in the VIP section of the temple during the mass.
Pope Francis, known for more liberal policies, gave Pelosi Holy Communion against the backdrop of continuing disputes among Catholic bishops in the United States regarding whether politicians who support abortion can receive it.
Salvatore Cordileone, the archbishop of Pelosi’s hometown of San Francisco, has not only refused her Communion but has also instructed the priests in his domain to do the same.
He justified the refusal with the “grave evil she is perpetrating” by throwing her support behind pro-abortion laws.
“After numerous attempts to speak with Speaker Pelosi 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 she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion,” Cordileone wrote in Twitter earlier this year.
According to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Catholic Church views abortion as “gravely wrong” and “moral evil” as it considers life to begin at conception.
Pelosi has accused Archbishop Cordileone of a double standard since the Catholic Church is opposed to the death penalty, contraception, and in vitro fertilization but does not refuse the Holy Communion to Catholics who support them.
Pelosi Receives Communion At The Vatican Despite Her Pro-Abortion Stance
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 29, 2022