FLASHBACK: Pope Reportedly called Biden a ‘Good Catholic,’ said to ‘Keep Receiving Communion’?

President Joe Biden told reporters on Friday (Oct. 29, 2021) that when he met with Pope Francis earlier in the day, the pontiff told the president he was a “good Catholic” and should continue taking Communion.

The pope’s alleged remarks constitute an apparent rejection of some conservative Catholics in the U.S. — including some U.S. bishops — who have suggested Biden be denied the Eucharist because of his support for abortion rights.

Biden, who has long been vocal about his Catholicism, told journalists during a press conference with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi that he and the pope did not discuss abortion during their record-setting, more than an hour-long visit earlier in the day.

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