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Nancy Pelosi receives communion at the Vatican despite pro-abortion stance

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi received the Eucharist while attending papal Mass at the Vatican despite publicly supporting abortion rights and being barred from receiving Communion in her hometown because of her stance.

The California Democrat, a practicing Catholic, was given Holy Communion Wednesday in St. Peter’s Basilica, two witnesses who told the Associated Press said Pelosi was seated in a VIP diplomatic section of the church.

Pope Francis presided over the Mass held on the occasion of the feasts of St. Peter and St. Paul, but did not administer Communion to Pelosi. Instead, she received it from one of the many priests in the service.

However, she received a blessing from the Pope during a meeting with him earlier in the day.

It is not customary for Pope Francis to administer communion as he has tried to avoid politicizing the Lord’s Supper.

Pope Francis greets Nancy Pelosi during the Mass of Saints Peter and Paul on June 29.
Pope Francis greets Nancy Pelosi during the Mass of Saints Peter and Paul on June 29.
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Pelosi is pictured in the VIP area of ​​St. Peter's Basilica.
Pelosi is pictured in the VIP area of ​​St. Peter’s Basilica.
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Wednesday’s Mass comes over a month after San Francisco’s Roman Catholic Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone barred Pelosi from receiving Communion until she regretted her public pro-choice stance.

“A Catholic legislator who supports forced abortion, after knowing the doctrine of the Church, commits an evident grave sin which is a cause of the gravest scandal to others,” Cordileone wrote in a public statement. “Therefore, general canon law provides that such persons ‘are not admitted to Holy Communion’.”

“I hereby inform you that you will not come to Holy Communion and, should you do so, you will not be admitted to Holy Communion until you publicly reject and confess your stand for the legitimacy of abortion and of this grave sin in the Sacrament of Penance received absolution,” he continued.

Despite her stance on reproductive rights, Pelosi is a practicing Catholic.
Despite her stance on reproductive rights, Pelosi is a practicing Catholic.
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Several other Roman Catholic archbishops across the country quickly followed with similar bans on the speaker.

Pelosi has long publicly supported federal abortion rights and sought to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade into law in 1973 before it was overturned by the Supreme Court on June 24.

Last week, Pelosi called the decision to overturn the sentence “outrageous and heartbreaking.”

Earlier this month, the spokesman was pushed for Catholic and social beliefs, as the late Pope John Paul II and current Pope Francis have publicly called abortion a murder, according to the Catholic Church.

“Do you agree with Pope Francis and Pope John Paul II that abortion is murder?” asked a reporter.

“I agree that whatever I think the Pope agrees with is not necessarily what public policy in the United States should be, as people make their own judgments, carry out their own responsibilities, and take care of themselves attend to the needs of their families. ‘ Pelosi replied.

Pelosi smiles in the presence of bishops and cardinals during Holy Mass for Saints Peter and Paul.
Pelosi smiles in the presence of bishops and cardinals during Holy Mass for Saints Peter and Paul.
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Pressing further, Pelosi blasted the politicization of the issue, calling it “uniquely American.”

“Let me just say this: A woman has the right to choose to fulfill her responsibilities,” Pelosi said. “It’s up to her, her doctor, her family, her husband, her significant other and her God. This politicization of all this, I think, is unique to America and not to other countries.

“In Ireland, Italy and Mexico there have been legislative initiatives to expand women’s suffrage – very Catholic countries,” she added.

Pelosi recently blew up the "politicization" of abortion in America.
Pelosi recently blew up on the “politicization” of abortion in America.
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“I’m a very Catholic person and I believe in every woman’s right to make her own decisions,” Pelosi said.

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