Salvatore Cordilleone’s decision comes after information leaked about a draft opinion of the US Supreme Court
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will no longer be able to take communion because she supports the right to abortion and publicly expresses her Catholic faith in expressing her views, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordilleone said in a letter. from Reuters.
An open letter from the archbishop addressed to Pelosi, and another addressed to the faithful, noted that “over the years, Pelosi’s position on abortion has become increasingly extreme, especially in the last few months.”
There is no comment from her office yet.
The archbishop’s decision comes after information leaked earlier this month about a draft U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the 1973 Rowe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion in the United States, would be overturned.
Cordilleone said Pelosi had not responded to his requests to meet in the months since she promised to make abortion protection enshrined in US federal law after lawmakers in some conservative states introduced almost full state-level protection. ban on abortion.
The archbishop said he sent a personal letter to Pelosi in April warning her that he would forbid her to take communion until she publicly renounced her support for the right to abortion and stopped publicly invoking her views. of his Catholic faith.
In his letter to the faithful, Cordileone wrote that “his actions are purely pastoral, not political.”
“President Pelosi remains our sister in Christ,” he said. “Her advocacy for the care of the poor and vulnerable arouses admiration in me.”