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Vatican Official: Nancy Pelosi Should Be Refused Communion Over Abortion Rights

A top Vatican official yesterday declared that Rep. Nancy Pelosi should be denied communion because of her support for abortion rights.
Raymond Cardinal Leo Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura in Rome — the Vatican's Supreme Court — slammed the California Democrat for "obstinately" persisting in grave sin by supporting the policy, even "after repeated admonitions." In comments to The Wanderer, the American cardinal chided the long-serving congresswoman, who professes to be a devout Catholic, for divorcing her faith from her public life. "I fear for Congresswoman Pelosi if she does not come to understand how gravely in error she is," said Burke, who was appointed to the Church's judicial body in 2008. Burke cites Canon 915 of the Church's Code of Canon Law that says individuals "obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion."
RELATED: Two years ago the Vatican's legal counsel to the United States declared that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should be denied communion for supporting same-sex marriage. (Tipped by JMG reader Str8Grandmother)

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