Asked if the topic of abortion came up during his recent Vatican summit with Pope Francis, President Joe Biden said: “No, it didn’t. It came up — we just talked about the fact he was happy that I was a good Catholic, and I should keep receiving Communion.”

The next day, the Associated Press noted that Biden received Holy Communion at St. Patrick’s Church in Rome.

Terry Mattingly is the editor of and Senior Fellow for Media and Religion at The King’s College in New York City. He lives in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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