Archbishop Cordileone's instructions apply only within the San Francisco Archdiocese. Other bishops have jurisdiction over such matters when Pelosi is in Washington, D.C., and other dioceses around the U.S. and abroad.
Archbishop Cordileone notified the Speaker of the House of his decision May 19 and released letters to the priests and the laity of the Archdiocese of San Francisco explaining the act May 20.
Denver Archbishop: Archbishop Cordileone ‘Made Every Attempt’ to Avoid Barring Speaker Pelosi From Communion
Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver released a statement Friday in support of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s decision to deny Communion to Nancy Pelosi because of her persistence in supporting abortion.
COMMENTARY: As the Second Vatican Council famously described, the celebration of the Eucharist is the source, summit, root and center of Catholic faith and life.
Over the years, the speaker of the house has defended abortion while citing her Catholic faith.
The archbishop explained to his priests that since September 2021, he has made several attempts to have a dialogue with Pelosi about her support for legal abortion.
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone announced on Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should not be admitted to Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, nor should she present herself to receive the Eucharist, until she publicly repudiates her support for abortion.
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Pelosi's local bishop, has instructed her not to receive Communion because of her extreme pro-abortion-rights actions.