A decision by the American clergy could deprive members of the political world in favor of the right to abortion of communion.
US President Joe Biden attended a church in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday, June 19, the day after a decision by the American clergy that could deprive members of the world of communion policy favorable to the right to abortion .
Joe Biden, who defends this right, and his wife Jill went to Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church, including its cemetery where Neilia, the president’s first wife, their daughter Naomi and their son Beau are buried.
A devout Catholic, he attends mass at least once a week . He also supports the landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court that legalized the right to abortion in 1973.
The Eucharist, or communion, is an essential rite of the Catholic faith, during which the faithful receive the Host, symbol of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
“It’s private and I don’t think it will happen”, Joe Biden replied on Friday, when asked about this text and its scope.
Each bishop decides
The Vatican urged US church authorities in May to be cautious about possible measures regarding “the situation of Catholic officials in favor of legalizing abortion, euthanasia or other moral prejudice. ”, According to the American Catholic agency CNS.
Joe Biden was refused communion because of his positions in 2019, in an American church. He then recalled having received it from the Pope himself.