After their much-anticipated meeting in the Vatican, President Joe Biden said to reporters Pope Francis had told him to “keep receiving Communion,” despite the politician’s continued, public support for abortion and LGBT ideology.
Biden asserted that the pontiff “was happy I’m a good Catholic,” and that the president should “keep receiving Communion.”
‘These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. Matthew 15:8
The 75-minute, private meeting was described by Biden as “wonderful,” a word which was echoed by his wife in her own comments made to the press, before meeting French first lady Brigitte Macron in Rome.
Early press releases from both the White House and the Holy See Press Office briefly noted that the conversation revealed around the “world’s poor,” as well as the “climate crisis” and issues regarding COVID-19 and refugees.
Biden “thanked His Holiness for his advocacy for the world’s poor and those suffering from hunger, conflict, and persecution,” stated the White House. “He lauded Pope Francis’ leadership in fighting the climate crisis, as well as his advocacy to ensure the pandemic ends for everyone through vaccine sharing and an equitable global economic recovery.
‘Keep receiving Communion’
As for whether the issue of abortion came up during the meeting, Biden said “it didn’t.”
President Biden on whether the issue of abortion came up during his meeting with Pope Francis: "No, it didn't … We just talked about the fact he was happy I was a good Catholic and I should keep receiving communion."https://t.co/opHdwuWcbj pic.twitter.com/8XWTGXv3ah
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