The conservative Catholic archbishop of San Francisco is banning U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from Holy Communion.
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone announced the action against the House Speaker, who is a life-long Catholic, after her vote in Congress to codify Roe v Wade amid the Supreme Court controversy.
Pelosi criticizes San Francisco archbishop who barred her from Communion over support for abortion rights:
"I wonder about the death penalty, which I'm opposed to. So is the church. But they take no action against people who may not share their view."
Notification to the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States Congress Nancy Pelosi
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone Notification to the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States Congress Nancy Pelosi
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As Pelosi Denied Communion by Bishop, What Pope Said on Refusing Eucharist
San Francisco archbishop defies Pope’s advice by banning Pelosi from receiving communion
Last year Pope Francis told bishops threatening lawmakers to make ‘pastoral’ rather than ‘political’ decisions
After a San Francisco archbishop barred Pelosi from receiving communion, the reaction was swift.
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone wrote that Pelosi needed to publicly repudiate her support for the procedure.
The Catholic Church has been unwavering in its opposition to abortion, which it deems a grave sin.
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