Washington, US | THE INDEPENDENT | With his pro war and pro abortion policies, US President Joe Biden has long been a figure of controversy.
This controversy deepens when one assesses his status as a Catholic.
In an interview of sorts in 2021, Pope Benedict XVI himself apparently remarked on the matter:
It is true, he is Catholic and observant. And personally it’s against abortion. But as president, he tends to present himself in continuity with the democratic party line… And on gender politics, we still haven’t quite understood his position.
Now, after much speculation, Biden’s Press Secretary confirmed today that the Vatican and the Pope Emereetus (sic) had requested that US Ambassador rather than the US President himself attend.
Joe Biden will not attend Pope Benedict XVI's funeral, per request of the Vatican. pic.twitter.com/Q7VcYEhnei
— Kevin McMahon (@Kevin__McMahon) January 3, 2023
SOURCE: CATHOLIC ARENA . COM