"He told me I'm a good Catholic and should keep receiving Holy Communion" Biden says after visiting Pope Francis amid controversy over communion (video)

"He told me I'm a good Catholic and should keep receiving Holy Communion" Biden says after visiting Pope Francis amid controversy over communion (video)



President Joe Biden, who was denied communion by a Catholic priest months ago because of his views on abortion laws, has said that Pope Francis told him he should continue to be allowed to receive communion.



The US President met the Catholic Pope at the Vatican on Friday, October 28, to discuss a broad set of topics, including climate change, global poverty, and the distribution of vaccines to fight the coronavirus pandemic.



Biden is the second Catholic president in U.S. history and, months before his election, he made news headlines when a South Carolina priest refused to give him Holy Communion.



This led to a debate as some Catholics said he has a right to receive communion while others said he shouldn't be given communion because of his support for abortion rights.



Following his meeting with the pope, Biden told reporters that the topic of abortion did not come up in their conversation.







"We just talked about the fact that he was happy that I was a good Catholic and I should keep receiving communion," Biden said, according to pool reports.


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