House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) met with Pope Francis on Saturday morning at the Vatican just as the abortion debate begins to pick up steam again in the U.S.
The speaker was joined at the Apostolic Palace by her husband Paul Pelosi, as well as Patrick Connell, the Charges d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy to the Vatican. Pictures and video from the papal audience showed Pelosi and the pope shaking hands and smiling.
It was a spiritual, personal and official honor to have an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis this morning. pic.twitter.com/nrWYyApnMQ
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) October 9, 2021
Pope Francis welcomes Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi in the Vatican pic.twitter.com/mBlxm8EVe3
— The Hill (@thehill) October 9, 2021
Pelosi, a lifelong Roman Catholic, has described herself as