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By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture, Nov 02, 2021

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at

If you believe President Biden (a large “if”), Pope Francis said that the President should continue to receive Communion, despite his persistent support for unrestricted legal abortion.

This, from a Pope who has characterized abortion as murder, and likened the practice to the hiring of a Mafia hit-man?

The Vatican, true to its unhelpful PR practice, will not comment on Biden’s account— just as the Vatican has declined to comment on outrageous quotes attributed to the Pope in previous conversations, most notably with his friend the journalist Eugenio Scalfari. Yet as Jeff Mirus has explained, it is unfortunately all too easy to believe that Biden’s report is quite likely accurate. …

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