Pope Comments on Biden Communion Debate

Pope Francis on Wednesday said Catholic bishops must minister to politicians who back abortion rights without condemnation.

The pope was asked about the debate over whether President Biden, who is Catholic, should be denied communion based on his stance on abortion. He said bishops should minister to those elected officials using “the style of God” and with “closeness, compassion and tenderness,” The Associated Press reported.

“And what should pastors do? Be pastors, and not go condemning, condemning,” Francis said aboard the papal plane en route home from Slovakia.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted in June to proceed with drafting a formal statement on the meaning of communion, which will include whether pro-abortion rights politicians, like the president, should be denied.

The pope said on Wednesday he didn’t know the case in the U.S. well enough and that abortion is “homicide,” AP reported.

He said priests can deny communion to people who aren’t baptized, Jewish people or people who have fallen away from the Catholic church. Biden, just the second Catholic U.S. president in history, regularly attends mass and takes communion.

The pope has previously cautioned U.S. bishops against denying communion to elected officials and warned that communion can’t be used as a political weapon.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released a document in June clarifying that they will not create “a national policy on withholding Communion from politicians,” seeking to tamp down on escalating debate over Biden’s faith.

The pope earlier this year met with Secretary of State Antony Blinken for 40 minutes to “express his affection for his attention to the people of the United States of America” when Blinken was in Italy for a meeting on the crisis in Syria.

39 thoughts on “Pope Comments on Biden Communion Debate

  1. WHAT did you EXPECT from this REPROBATE? . . . TRUTH?!? ABORTION is MURDER and an ABOMINATION as per Proverbs 6:17, and IS AGAINST the 14 AMENDMENT in the U.S. Constitution. This isn’t POLITICS – it’s TRUTH. DENY these REPROBATES Communion! One Enlightened Patriot. Team Trump And His Allies 2020 – MAGA (WE’RE NOT going away!).

      1. So I guess, divorced Catholics, those having a affair are all included in the Popes

        Forgiveness.

        Just show up at the altar. All is acceptable.

      2. And getting the shots for the Vires is not? Look how many people died. People are walking around with no shots no masks spreading the vires. And more people are dying. They are taking it home to their parents, siblings and if the have any children to them to. I is selfish of those other people. So which is worse? It is so hypocriteable.Right

      3. Not where I live. I have not been affected by covid 19 or infected. Nor anyone I know. Nor anyone they know.
        I am not jabbed. Nor masked.
        Go figure

      4. Take COVID in its correct context and it’s no worse than a typical bad seasonal virus. Politics and media love COVID.

      5. Sheri, you should try to educate yourself a little more and not become a sheep. It’s the vaccinated that are spreading the virus Not the unvaccinated! Plus there are 70-80k people that die every year from a normal Flu but there isn’t any Flu anymore! It’s all Covid. Come on use your brain and immune system you were Created with!

      6. No! Your wrong! Masks don’t work! I have not been vaccinated and do not plan on ever talking the poison in the vaccine.you need to do some research on the vaccine
        Other than what the vaccine people say,a lot of people that died had more health benefits and most who have died were either sick with something else. Now of course if you have Covid you sure will be careful around other people.

      7. And getting the shots for the Vires is not? Look how many people died. People are walking around with no shots no masks spreading the vires. And more people are dying. They are taking it home to their parents, siblings and if the have any children to them to. I is selfish of those other people. So which is worse? It is so hypocriteable.Right

    1. Reprobate? “Judge Not That Ye Shall Be Judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.” (Matt. 7:1-5). A Christian should not be denied communion – that he errors, don’t we all? But he should be loved and ministered to, so he can see his mistake.

      1. The problem in the church today is not holding anyone accountable when they choose to live a lifestyle in direct opposition to the teachings of Jesus. Yes we all sin and fall short but that is not the same as making a conscience decision to live a lifestyle of disobedience. You cannot say your a believer and then go out everyday and choose a life of disobedience. That is the true definition of a hypocrite. Who do you think Jesus is talking to when he says when he returns he will have to tell many that he never know them because they practiced lawlessness. Lawlessness is not disobeying mans laws. It is willfully choosing to disobey Gods laws when you know better and then think it’s ok to do so because oh well he will forgive me. These types of so called believers are going to be shocked when that day happens and those who make excuses for them instead of loving them enough to tell them the truth might be in for some surprises themselves.

      2. Judge not? Yes. But, scripture (not verbatim) also says: you are your brothers keeper. When you see wrong admonish him, again if needed, again if needed. If your brother ignores your direction, brush off your Sandals and leave his home. This is for us common faithful. The Pope is held ACCOUNTABLE on an extremely higher level and WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE for Biden and ALL WHO RECEIVE COMMUNION in a SINFUL STATE!! Instead of one soul possibly in Purgatory … now TWO!! And more each time a Priest, Bishop OR Pope CONDONE sinful actions. It is the Popes sole responsibility to get his earthly flock to HEAVEN …. OR join them in Purgatory OR Hell!!it is a WISE MAN who knows his role in life! May God have Mercy on BOTH their souls. ?????????

    2. And getting the shots for the Vires is not? Look how many people died. People are walking around with no shots no masks spreading the vires. And more people are dying. They are taking it home to their parents, siblings and if the have any children to them to. I is selfish of those other people. So which is worse? It is so hypocriteable.

    3. The Pope to me has Lost all credibility for those of us in the faith of Christianity. He’s a Marxist first and a so called spiritual leader last. He’s protected homosexual bishops and priests for decades with the Catholic church dillema. He’s looking out for reprobate president Biden who will face God soon

    4. Look at the history, Catholicism has never been a Holy Bible based organization. Like a man wearing ladies things and pretending.

    5. Wow! The Pope has no fear of spitting in Gods face for Political favor! The world should pray for the Pope and for politicians!!

  2. WOW! I guess the poop is really a good Catholic! NOT Such hypocrisy, even the leader of the church can’t back up their own beliefs! What a woosie.

  3. The pope also referred to Obama as Christian man AND Trump as not being a Christian! HOW DOES HE KNOW that CAN he read Trumps heart, etc….. THEN he STATES abortion is HOMICIDE so BIden thus is fighting hard to create and or keep homicide of BABIES AND THATS ALRIGHT! Mixing words don’t justify. If one is JEWISH BUT BECOMES BAPTIZED HES STILL A JEW Isn’t he or she?????

    1. He is evil! I have said that for many years! Obama has never been a Christian,he is a Muslim and even said so in a interview. And yes Trump is a very good Christian . It’s obvious that he is. He isn’t a Catholic but he is Christian.

  4. Bergoglio is not our “leader;” he”s a mason, a communist and an apostate who was illiciitly put onto the Chair of Peter by other masons to destroy the Church, much as Beijing Biden was put illicity into our White House by the communist demoncrats to destroy our country. They are two of a kind and they both sicken me.

  5. And getting the shots for the Vires is not? Look how many people died. People are walking around with no shots no masks spreading the vires. And more people are dying. They are taking it home to their parents, siblings and if the have any children to them to. I is selfish of those other people. So which is worse? It is so hypocriteable.

  6. The Pope is a communist just like Biden and all the rest of the politicians. Biden just stayed last week the he doesn’t believe that life begins at conception. He believes in abortion up to and including birth. Francis is not a true Pope!

  7. And getting the shots for the Vires is not? Look how many people died. People are walking around with no shots no masks spreading the vires. And more people are dying. They are taking it home to their parents, siblings and if the have any children to them to. I is selfish of those other people. So which is worse? It is so hypocriteable.Right

  8. So I assume it is okay for all Catholics, not only to agree that abortions are okay, but to have them themselves.

  9. When I was trained as a Eucharistic Minister 50 years ago, I was told that those in sin needed holy communion most!
    Still trust it!

  10. I understood that YOU joined the Catholic Church, NOT the Catholic Church joins you. Therefore YOU follow ALL the Churches teachings, not just the ones you want to follow. You have Confession when you make an error or bad choice that is not following the Churches beliefs or teachings.

  11. According to the church people who are divorced but not annulled through the Church aren’t allowed to receive communion. I believe that supporting the murder of babies is far more grievous than divorce. He most definitely should have communion withheld. Better yet, he should be excommunicated!!
    This pope is a mockery of the highest position of the Church. Many of his actions and words go against the core values of the Church. His push for open borders and for Christian countries to kneel before Muslims is highly questionable. He seems to have partnered with Soros. He seems to cheer on debauchery and condemn those that hold on to traditional values. Many of his public actions have been despicable.

    1. He is an apostate who is leading many astray. Jesus calls true believers to come out of false and corrupt churches who no longer teach truth. He commands us in scripture to “come out of her my people lest you become partakes in her sins and receive of her plagues”. Those who see the apostasy and refuse to leave will also partake in her destruction because they knew of the errors but continued to support those churches with their presence and their money.

      This apples to any church or detonation who has abandoned truth.

  12. Last days! Will be worse than it was in the days of Noah. The chaos exactly you get for putting trust in a government and not GOD. The Word also states that communion should not be taken in an unworthy manner and this is directed to Christians. The Church of GOD must pray for their leaders and those in authority. YESHUA is coming back for a victorious church the the gates of hell cannot prevail.

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