The Archbishop of the San Francisco Archdiocese barred Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from receiving Holy Communion on Friday due to her pro-abortion views.
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone notified Pelosi and the priests of the diocese of San Francisco, instructing them of his decision to ban her from receiving the Eucharist at Mass, the Catholic News Agency reported.
“After numerous attempts to speak with Speaker Pelosi to help her understand the grave evil she is perpetrating, the scandal she is causing, and the danger to her own soul she is risking, I have determined that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion,” Cordileone stated on Twitter.
“Christians have, indeed, always upheld the dignity of human life in every stage, especially the most vulnerable, beginning with life in the womb,” the letter stated. “This fundamental moral truth has consequences for Catholics in how they live their lives, especially those entrusted with promoting and protecting the public good of society.”
Cordileone said his decision was rooted in Church teaching that lawmakers must oppose any law that isn’t protecting life.