peaker of the United States (U.S.) House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi has been barred from taking Holy Communion by the Catholic Church for supporting abortion rights.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Salvatore Cordileone, the Archbishop of Pelosi’s home Diocese in San Francisco made this known on Friday in a letter in which he stressed that his decision was a pastoral one and not political.
Recall that the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives had in the past declared herself as a devout Catholic.
“A Catholic legislator who supports procured abortion, after knowing the teaching of the Church, commits a manifestly grave sin which is a cause of most serious scandal to others.
“I have determined that the point has come in which I must make a public declaration that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion unless and until she publicly repudiate her support for abortion ‘rights’ and confess and receive absolution for her cooperation in this evil in the sacrament of Penance,” part of the letter reads.
TNG reports abortion rights have been a trending conversation in the US after a draft Supeme Court opinion to overturn it was leaked.