Monday, February 23, 2009

Ardent expression

Pope to US Speaker Pelosi: Reject abortion support

VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Benedict XVI yesterday told US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, a Catholic who supports abortion rights, that Catholic politicians have a duty to protect life "at all stages of its development." Pelosi is the first top Democrat to meet with Benedict since the election of Barack Obama, who won a majority of the American Catholic vote despite differences with the Vatican on abortion. The Vatican released the pope's remarks to Pelosi, saying Benedict spoke of the church's teaching "on the dignity of human life from conception to natural death." That is an expression often used by the pope when expressing opposition to abortion. Benedict said all Catholics — especially legislators, jurists and political leaders — should work to create "a just system of laws capable of protecting human life at all stages of its development." In an e-mail issued by her office, Pelosi did not mention the allusion to abortion. ....

Speaker Pelosi, the self-professed "ardent, practising Catholic" , remains unavailable for reactions to the Pope's lecture. Her office likewise did not release any photo-op of the meeting with the Pope. There was however, an insider who leaked a photo showing Pelosi's expression immediately after she received the Pope's message.

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H/T Curt Jester

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