Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Cardinal Egan Decries Giuliani's Receipt of Communion During Pope's Visit
NY Times: Cardinal Egan Says Giuliani Shouldn’t Have Received Communion From Pope, by James Barron:
Cardinal Edward M. Egan said on Monday that former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani should not have received holy communion during the visit of Pope Benedict XVI because Mr. Giuliani supports abortion rights.
Cardinal Egan, head of the Archdiocese of New York, said in a statement that he and Mr. Giuliani had reached “an understanding” when he became archbishop in 2000 that Mr. Giuliani “was not to receive the eucharist because of his well-known support of abortion.”