Pro-abortion U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) reportedly received Communion on Wednesday morning during a papal mass at the Vatican, a sacred rite denied to the longtime lawmaker in her own hometown.
The holy wafer was distributed to the far-left politician by one of the priests who participate in the ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica rather than Pope Francis himself, which is standard practice.
“[Pelosi] was seated in a VIP diplomatic section of the basilica and received Communion along with the rest of the congregants, according to two people who witnessed the moment,” the Associated Press reported. Pelosi was accompanied by her husband Paul.
Pelosi, who has visited the Vatican before, and has described herself as “a very Catholic person,” reportedly had a private audience with the Pope before the Mass.
Honorable Mrs. Nancy Pelosi and with Mr. Pope Francis 🇺🇸❤️🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/6CRSu9fUnB
— Political Office (@ardian_puka) June 29, 2022
Along with virtually every Democrat and most of the corporate media, the octogenarian has bitterly denounced the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that overturned Roe v. Wade and returned the debate over abortion regulation to the states.
Pelosi reportedly regularly receives Communion in the Washington, D.C., archdiocese.
Before she left for Europe, the photo-op-obsessed Pelosi received extensive criticism for appearing to shove the young daughter of GOP Rep. Mayra Flores when her mother, the first Mexican-born woman to be elected to Congress was being sworn in after the latter’s win in the Texas special election.
“Francis has no control over who receives communion during papal Masses and it was not clear if he was aware that Pelosi was in the church,” Reuters reported. “Ironically, the Mass was also attended by Newt Gingrich, the Republican former U.S. House speaker who is one of Pelosi’s political adversaries and has welcomed Friday’s Supreme Court decision.”
Callista Gingrich, Newt’s wife, was U.S. ambassador to the Vatican during the Trump administration.
The Daily Mail published this footage of what purports to be the attendance at the Wednesday Mass by Nancy and Paul Pelosi:
On Pelosi’s home turf, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has banned the House leader from Communion because of her abortion “extremism.”
Recalling that President Joe Biden also received Communion last year “during a Mass in a Rome church that is under the authority of Francis as bishop of Rome,” AP added that “Pelosi’s partaking of the sacrament inside the Vatican during a Mass presided over by the pope was even more significant, and a sign of Francis’ unwillingness to refuse Communion. Francis has described the Eucharist as ‘not a prize for the perfect but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak.'”
Biden claims that Pope Francis privately told him to continue to receive Communion.
Abortion stance aside, Biden claims Pope Francis declared him a ‘good Catholic’ https://t.co/4M9D8PgCAH
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) October 30, 2021
“Asked about some U.S. bishops who wanted to refuse Biden the sacrament, Francis told reporters during an airborne press conference in September that priests shouldn’t be politicians and condemn their flock but should be pastors who accompany the faithful with tenderness and compassion,” AP noted.
Paul Pelosi faces a DUI charge when he returns to California.
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