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The Catholic archbishop for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home diocese in San Francisco has called on the faithful to pray for the California Democrat and to fast for her “conversion of heart” regarding her support for abortion.
“A conversion of heart of the majority of our congressional representatives is needed on this issue, beginning with the leader of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi,” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone noted in a statement, referring to the issue.
“I am therefore inviting all Catholics to join in a massive and visible campaign of prayer and fasting for Speaker Pelosi: Commit to praying one rosary a week and fasting on Fridays for her conversion of heart,” he said.
The archbishop went on to note Pelosi’s “maternal heart,” a reference to how she speaks lovingly of her children and grandchildren.
“Pope Francis has called abortion murder, the equivalent of hiring a hitman to solve a problem,” the archbishop said. “The solution to a woman in a crisis pregnancy is not violence but love.”