House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) received Communion Wednesday, despite her pro-abortion stance, during a meeting with Pope Francis.
Although Pelosi’s archbishop in San Francisco has banned her from the sacrament, she was administered Communion in the VIP diplomatic section of the papa Mass in St. Peter’s Basilic.
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has said Pelosi must either repudiate her support for abortion or stop speaking publicly of her Catholic faith.
Pelosi has done neither.
She called the recent Supreme Court ruling removing constitutional protections for abortion an “outrageous and heart-wrenching” decision that fulfills the Republican Party’s “dark and extreme goal of ripping away women’s right to make their own reproductive health decisions.”
Nationa radio host Todd Starnes slammed Pelosi on Twitter.
“So pro-abortion Pelosi and her DUI husband were honored at the Vatican and given communion by the communist pope,” Starnes said. “Glad I’m a Protestant.”
So pro-abortion Pelosi and her DUI husband were honored at the Vatican and given communion by the communist pope. Glad I'm a Protestant.— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) June 29, 2022
Although Pelosi is barred from receiving it in San Francisco, she regularly takes communion at a parish in Washington, D.C., where the archbishop allows it.
Pope Francis has facilitated sacrilege against the Blessed Sacrament by allowing abortionist Nancy Pelosi to receive Holy Communion— Nick Donnelly (@ProtecttheFaith) June 29, 2022
On the Feast of St Peter and St Paul, above the tomb of St. Peter.
This vile desecration is worse than his veneration of Pachamama in St. Peter’s. pic.twitter.com/xuog7Ih8dm
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.
Pelosi has spoken openly of her Catholic faith, including at a diplomatic reception at the residence of the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See Tuesday evening marking Independence Day.
Speaking to a crowd of ambassadors, Vatican officials and other Rome-based Americans, Pelosi spoke about the Catholic virtues of faith, hope and charity and the important role they play in the U.S. Embassy’s mission.
“Faith is an important gift, not everyone has it but it is the path to so many other things,” she told the crowd.
Newsmax contributed to this report.