Vatican: Pelosi meets with Pope Francis

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, met Pope Francis in Rome on Saturday. A Catholic, Pelosi has come under criticism from some bishops in the US for her support for abortion rights. Her meeting with Francis took place several weeks before Joe Biden is expected to meet the pope while the president is in Rome for talks between leaders of the G20 group of major economies. … The Vatican announced Pelosi’s audience with the pope in its daily bulletin but gave no details. In a statement, Pelosi said her audience with the pope was a ‘spiritual, personal and official honor.’ She praised his defense of the environment, immigrants, refugees and the poor. … Pelosi is in Rome for a Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit ahead of the G20 as well as a meeting of parliamentary leaders before the Cop 26 climate change summit next month in Glasgow.” (10/09/21)