LifeSiteNews.com is reporting that Speaker Nancy Pelosi was rebuked by the Pope Benedict XVI during her meeting with him. The Vatican released a statement regarding the meeting:
“His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of the natural moral law and the Church’s consistent teaching on the dignity of human life from conception to natural death which enjoin all Catholics, and especially legislators, jurists and those responsible for the common good of society, to work in cooperation with all men and women of good will in creating a just system of laws capable of protecting human life at all stages of its development.”
LifeSiteNews shared that Vatican insiders stressed:
“that such releases are always phrased in diplomatic language and thus the correction of the Speaker who describes herself as a “faithful Catholic,” despite her abortion advocacy, should be taken as a firm rebuke.”
“It is with great joy that my husband, Paul, and I met with his Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI today.
In our conversation, I had the opportunity to praise the Church’s leadership in fighting poverty, hunger, and global warming, as well as the Holy Father’s dedication to religious freedom and his upcoming trip and message to Israel.
“I was proud to show his Holiness a photograph of my family’s Papal visit in the 1950s, as well as a recent picture of our children and grandchildren.”
Were they in the same meeting?
National Review has their fictional account of what may have transpired. Hilarious.