Bishop Joseph Strickland told Pope Francis pro-abortion and self-acclaimed “Catholic” Nancy Pelosi should be denied Holy Communion.
In a July 4 tweet responding to Pope’s Francis’ criticism of denying pro-abortion politicians Communion, Strickland stated that denying pro-abortion U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is treating her with “pastoral care.”
“I thank Pope Francis for his clear message that abortion is murder & that politicians should be treated with pastoral care,” he tweeted. “Pastoral care for Mrs. Pelosi is to tell her that she should not receive the Body of Christ until she stops advocating the murder of unborn children.”
This statement comes after Pope Francis recently criticized denying Communion to pro-abortion politicians during an interview following the reversal of Roe v. Wade….
However, while Pope Francis did condemn abortion, he suggested that, “the Church loses its pastoral nature” when Communion is denied to pro-abortion politicians who profess to be Catholic and that, “it causes a political problem.”