The Oct. 29 event would mark the first meeting with Pope Francis during Biden’s presidency.
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The archbishop challenged President Biden – the second Catholic president in U.S. history – to defend and cherish human life.
“The Eucharist should not in any way become a weapon,” Cardinal Turkson said.
According to the sources, Biden’s trip would be an official visit.
Neither faith nor reason appears to be guiding the president’s latest shift toward even stronger support for abortion rights.
It is unclear what action the administration would take on implementation of Texas’ law. Vice President Kamala Harris, in her 2020 presidential campaign platform, had promised that her Justice Department would have oversight over all state abortion laws.
The Texas Heartbeat Act went into effect on Wednesday, after the Supreme Court did not act on a last-minute petition to block the law.
After a lower court on Aug. 14 ordered the Biden administration to reinstate the “Remain in Mexico” policy, the Supreme Court on Tuesday evening refused to grant a stay of that ruling in Biden v. Texas, allowing the order to go into effect.
The White House’s announcement of Miller’s nomination described Miller and Gill as “the largest contributors to LGBTQ equality in history, having donated hundreds of millions of dollars to the cause.”