mercoledì 29 giugno 2022

Pelosi takes communion at papal Mass, defying some US bishops

(Philip Pullella, Reuters)
Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives who is banned from communion in her home city of San Francisco because she supports abortion rights, received the sacrament at a Mass said by Pope Francis on Wednesday. A witness said the speaker, who is Catholic and visiting Rome, received communion from a priest in a section of St. Peter’s Basilica during a papal Mass on the feast of St. Peter and Paul. The pope does not give communion himself at such ceremonies. Although Pelosi is barred from receiving it in San Francisco by the city’s conservative archbishop, Salvatore Cordileone, she regularly takes communion at a parish in Washington, D.C., where the archbishop of the U.S. capital allows it. Francis has no control over who  (...)