South Carolina priest denies Joe Biden communion over Democratic frontrunner’s stance on abortion

Former US vice president Joe Biden was denied the Catholic sacrament of communion at a South Carolina church, because the priest took issue with his support for abortion, the cleric has confirmed to local media.

Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that. Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching,” Father Robert Morey told local media on Monday, confirming he had refused the Democratic presidential hopeful the sacrament during Sunday Mass at Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church in Florence.

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