Pope Called on to Fire Archbishop Who Banned Pelosi from Holy Communion
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone banned Pelosi over 'extreme' abortion views
Pope Francis is coming under increasing pressure from the Left mob to fire San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for banning Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from receiving Holy Communion.
On Friday, Cordileone wrote a letter the Pelosi, warning her that she cannot receive Communion due to her "extreme" abortion views.
The archbishop was responding to Pelosi's vow to codify Roe v. Wade as the Supreme Court is expected to overturn the 1973 abortion ruling next month.
"You are not to present yourself for Holy Communion and, should you do so, you are not to be admitted to Holy Communion," he wrote.
The San Francisco Examiner's editorial board responded by writing a scathing rebuke of the city’s archbishop.
The liberal board blasted the Catholic leader for "punishing" Pelosi, instead of "right-wing politicians" who "[vote] against health care or funding for the poor."
They defended Pelosi as a leader who has "consistently fought on the morally right side of these issues," and praised her as a role model for women.
The editorial board argued that by denying Pelosi Holy Communion, the archbishop wasn’t being loyal to Christ.
"Cordileone’s chief loyalty is not to Christ, but to the cabal of far-right American bishops led by Raymond Leo Burke, a Catholic prelate who has led a continual campaign to undermine Pope Francis’ authority," they wrote.
The "woke" board then demanded that the pope removes the "radical conservative" from his position in San Francisco.
"We repeat the call for Pope Francis to remove him and replace him with a leader who can unify rather than divide," the editorial board complained.
"Cordileone’s radical conservative politics might attract more people to the faith in places like Oklahoma or Texas, but his partisan pomposity will win no converts in San Francisco."
The Examiner ended its editorial by praising Pelosi's Catholicism, compared to the archbishop's.
"It is Nancy Pelosi, not Archbishop Cordileone, who reflects the true spirit of Christian care in the City of St. Francis," the board wrote.
"If you find that you are unwilling or unable to abandon your advocacy for abortion, you should not come forward to receive Holy Communion," the archbishop wrote in a pastoral letter that did not specify Biden or Pelosi by name.