During a lengthy exchange, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki admitted repeatedly that President Joe Biden and Pope Francis did not see abortion in the same way.
Reporter Owen Jensen of Catholic TV network EWTN asked Psaki whether the Pope and Biden would discuss abortion, and she said they would focus on other issues that they could agree on.
“There’s a great deal of agreement and overlap with the president and Pope Francis on a range of issues – poverty, combating the climate crisis, ending the COVID-19 pandemic – these are all hugely important, impactful issues that will be the centerpiece of what their discussion is when they meet,” she said.
Psaki said that Biden is “somebody who stands up for and believes that a woman’s right to choose is important. The pope has spoken differently.”
Biden claims to be a devout Catholic but ignores church teachings on abortion, which the Pope has likened to “hiring a hitman.”
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