(18 February 09-RV) After the General Audience, Pope Benedict met with the Speaker
of the House of Representatives of the United States, Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi, a baptized
Catholic, is well known in the United States for her pro-abortion stance. Last year
the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops said she misrepresented the teachings
of the Catholic Church on abortion during a nationally televised interview in the
lead-up to the 2008 US elections. Pope Benedict reminded her, and all legislators,
of their responsibilities to protect human life at all stages. We have this report….