Philadelphia's retired archbishop says Biden should be denied Communion over his abortion stance

PHILADELPHIA — Former Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said late last week that President-elect Joe Biden should be banned from receiving Communion because of his support for abortion rights, fueling an ongoing debate among Catholic leaders in the United States over how to relate to the nation’s second Catholic president. Chaput, who led Philadelphia’s diocese from 2011 until this year, said Biden “is not in full communion with the Catholic Church,” and criticized bishops who have spoken out in favor of letting Biden receive Holy Communion. He made the argument in a column headlined “Mr….

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