Biden says Pope Francis told him to ‘keep receiving Communion’

Pope Francis and Joe Biden meet at the Vatican, Oct. 29, 2021. Pope Francis and Joe Biden meet at the Vatican, Oct. 29, 2021. | Vatican Media.

According to multiple news reports, President Joe Biden on Friday said that Pope Francis told him to “keep receiving Communion.”

President Biden met with the pope in person for 75 minutes on Friday. According to the White House pool report, Biden told reporters afterward that he and the pope prayed for each other, and discussed climate change.

They did not discuss abortion, according to Biden, but the issue indirectly came up in the topic of his receiving Communion.

“We just talked about the fact that he was happy I was a good Catholic,” Biden said, adding that the pope told him to “keep receiving communion.” CNN and Reuters also reported that, according to Biden, the pope told him to keep receiving Communion.

President Biden on whether the issue of abortion came up during his meeting with Pope Francis: “No, it didn’t … We just talked about the fact he was happy I was a good Catholic and I should keep receiving communion.”https://t.co/opHdwuWcbj pic.twitter.com/8XWTGXv3ah

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