We know what Pope Benedict XVI had to say to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi when it comes to her beliefs on abortion. So what did she have to say to the Pope!
The meeting that took place Wednesday while Pelosi visited Italy comes after her remarks last year where she said the church had long debated when human life begins. Leaders of the Catholic church in the U.S. immediately corrected those comments, saying the church has always maintained life begins at conception. Still, Pelosi, a Catholic, maintained her position.
So here's what the Pope had to say to Pelosi. He told her that Catholic politicians have a duty to protect life "at all stages of its development." The Pope spoke of the church's teaching "on the dignity of human life from conception to natural death."
Benedict said all Catholics - especially legislators, jurists and political leaders - should work to create "a just system of laws capable of protecting human life at all stages of its development."
So what did Pelosi have to say about the meeting? Her office issued an e-mail that did not mention the abortion issue. She said it was with "great joy" that she and her husband, Paul, met with Benedict.
In an attempt to get Pelosi's response to what the Pope told her about abortion, I have e-mailed her office seeking that information.
Stay tuned...but don't hold your breath!
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