House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Pope Francis in Rome this weekend despite the dissidence between the speaker and her opinion on the issue of abortion.
According to a report in Fox News, Pelosi tweeted about the Saturday meeting at the Vatican where Pelosi had a private audience with the leader of the Catholic Church in what she called a “spiritual, personal and official honor.”
Both Pelosi and President Joe Biden claim to ascribe to the Catholic belief system, despite contradicting its tenets in their everyday life and political actions.
Conservatives have called out the pair for their stance on abortion which is categorically opposed to that of the Catholic Church, including Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, who called for r a “massive and visible campaign of prayer and fasting” for Pelosi’s heart.
This came on the heels of the passage of HR 3755, which, according to the archbishop, would “impose abortion on demand nationwide at any stage of pregnancy.”
“A conversion of heart of the majority of our congressional representatives is needed on this issue, beginning with the leader of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi,” Cordileone said in a statement.
“I am therefore inviting all Catholics to join in a massive and visible campaign of prayer and fasting for Speaker Pelosi: commit to praying one rosary a week and fasting on Fridays for her conversion of heart.”
This isn’t the first time Cordileone has commented on Pelosi’s politics. Over the summer the archbishop said that Pelosi and other self-professed Catholics cannot “claim to be a devout Catholic and condone the killing of innocent human life, let alone have the government pay for it.”