President Joe Biden dropped by the Vatican on his trip across the pond for next week’s big climate change summit where he met with Pope Francis, a potentially awkward sit-down given his outspoken advocacy for abortion, a practice that His Holiness has equated with murder.
Biden, who is the nation’s second Catholic president, chewed the fat with the global leader of the Catholic Church in a closed-door meeting that lasted about 90 minutes where the two reportedly discussed matters including COVID and vaccinations as well as global warming.
Both the G20 summit in Rome and the United Nation’s COP 26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow are taking place in the coming days with Biden showing up empty-handed with his “Build Back Better” agenda currently stalled in Congress.
Following the meeting with the Pontiff, Biden spoke to reporters during a press conference and, when asked to dish on what they talked about, Biden remarked that the topic of abortion did not come up and that he was pronounced to be a “good Catholic” despite his administration’s crusade against the rights of the unborn.
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
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 29, 2021
“No it didn’t,” said Biden as he fielded a question on whether the abortion topic came up.
He added, “We just talked about the fact he was happy I was a good Catholic and I should keep receiving communion,” later ducking another question by saying that it was a “private conversation.”
The White House released the following statement following Biden’s get-together with Pope Francis.
“In his audience with Pope Francis today, President Biden thanked His Holiness for his advocacy for the world’s poor and those suffering from hunger, conflict, and persecution. 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.”
Biden took to Twitter to say that it was an honor to meet the religious leader whom he praised for “his advocacy for the world’s poor and those suffering from hunger, conflict, and persecution, and lauded his leadership in fighting the climate crisis and ending the pandemic.”
It was an honor to meet with Pope Francis again at the Vatican today. I thanked His Holiness for his advocacy for the world’s poor and those suffering from hunger, conflict, and persecution, and lauded his leadership in fighting the climate crisis and ending the pandemic. pic.twitter.com/PGF5axSK4X
— President Biden (@POTUS) October 29, 2021
Some on Twitter reacted strongly to Biden’s accounting of this meeting with the Pope.
As a Catholic, I'm disgusted Pope Francis told Biden to keep receiving communion (if the story is true). Biden is willfully participating in grave moral evil – abortion – which puts him in a state of mortal sin. You can't reject Christ & receive Christ. Shame on both of them.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) October 29, 2021
When Jesus met with sinners, He said to them, “Go and sin no more.” The fact that the Pope met with Joe Biden and did not confront him on his views regarding same sex marriage and abortion is truly scandalous.
— Abby Johnson (@AbbyJohnson) October 29, 2021
The Vatican has not confirmed that Pope Francis told Joe Biden he's a "good Catholic" who should still receive communion. It appears likely that Biden just made it up to make himself look good.
— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) October 30, 2021
Someone’s fibbing. Wonder who?
— Ann DeHaven (@AnnDeHaven) October 29, 2021
Zero chance that the Pope said that. ZERO https://t.co/maxVShsXvk
— NoPartyT-Unsophisticated (@Twin66) October 29, 2021
“Good Catholic” has a different meaning today.
— Matthew Betley 🇺🇸🎃 (@MatthewBetley) October 29, 2021
If Joe (unregulated abortion on demand) Biden is a "good Catholic", what in hell is a bad Catholic?
— Grumpyolman (@st_czaja) October 30, 2021
There are stark differences on abortion between the Vatican and Washington where Biden has waged war on states that have enacted pro-life laws, especially Texas which the POTUS himself has condemned as “almost un-American” and claimed that it created a “vigilante system” due to the provision allowing private citizens to sue abortion providers.
The Texas law is set for a high-stakes showdown in the Supreme Court, a co-equal branch of government that Biden accused of an “unprecedented assault on a woman’s constitutional rights” after the nation’s highest court declined to block it from going into effect.
If the SCOTUS rules against the administration and for Texas, the mother of all meltdowns will likely take place with renewed demands to pack the court with extreme leftist ideologues who will be hand-picked by Biden and his handlers.
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