Pope Francis, the supreme pontiff of the Catholic Church has broken his silence on abortion supporters and their reception of the Eucharist. 

Life News reports:

Pope Francis on Wednesday said that Communion is reserved for those who are “in the community” of the Catholic Church and indicated that pro-abortion politicians like Joe Biden are “outside of the community.”

The head of the Catholic Church today condemned abortion in no uncertain terms — calling it “murder” and saying that human life begins at conception.

But he also commented extensively on the issue of communion for pro-abortion politicians. He told the story of a time when he inadvertently gave Communion to a Jewish woman at a retirement home who had approached the sacrament in ignorance.

He stressed that Catholic leaders should be pastors trying to get people to get back on a Godly path and focus on condemnation [versus] excommunication.

“What should the pastor do? Be a shepherd, do not go around condemning … but be a pastor. But is he also a pastor of the excommunicated? Yes, he is the pastor and … he must be a shepherd with God’s style. And God’s style is closeness, compassion, and tenderness,” the Pope said.

“For me, I don’t want to particularize […] the United States because I don’t know the details well, I give the principle … Be a pastor and the pastor knows what he has to do at all times, but as a shepherd. But if he comes out of this shepherding of the Church, immediately he becomes a politician,” Francis added.

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Stephen Weiss
1 month ago

well then..Biden and Pelosi are BOTH outside the community of the Catholic Church and if they have any regard at all for their faith, they should self restrain, not go to accept communion , as to do so is to disgrace their faith….the Pope has spoken…..

we’ll see if their DEVOUT beliefs extend to disregarding the Pope.

jesumner
jesumner
1 month ago
Reply to  Stephen Weiss

Any priest who gives them communion is outside the community of the Catholic Church.

Wharf Rat
Wharf Rat
1 month ago

Well thats a start. Lets go a bit further and if they do not accept being sheperded and change their ways and thoughts then excommunication is next. Sinners recogonize their sins, beg for forgiveness and sin no more

jesumner
jesumner
1 month ago
Reply to  Wharf Rat

If they continue in their sin, they excommunicate themselves. A priest who gives them communion is also living in sin.

L smith
L smith
1 month ago

Well it’s about time. Why was it so hard for him to say? He should be shouting it from every rooftop. It’s murder and it’s not acceptable just because your a politician

D Paul
D Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  L smith

As a traditional Catholic Navy veteran, the Argentinian has been so ensconced in rights for homosexuals that he has left out traditional morality.

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
1 month ago

The job of Priests and Bishops is to lead their flocks. Ignoring the immorality of laws that permit abortion and those who promote such laws isn’t leading the flocks in recognizing truth and morality.

Constitution
Constitution
1 month ago

The beast of the land is again giving mixed signals trying to throw Christ Jesus off his demonic trail, but it is too late! The Father, Son and Holy Spirit know all and you can’t hide anything from them no matter what Satan tells you!

Fred
Fred
1 month ago

Excommunicate them.

Lillian Reheusser
Lillian Reheusser
1 month ago

Gratefully, Our Holy Father has commented on this issue in a manner we can understand. This is an answer to my daily prayer that God will inspire him to say and do what is good for the Catholic Church and mankind and that we may be able to understand it. Granted, we are not to judge but those in a state of mortal sin are not to flaunt their disrespect for God and his laws. This means you, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and all who would promote abortion as acceptable. You are not leaders; you are people to be scorned and avoided.