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U.S. bishops to discuss Communion rules that may rebuke Biden for abortion views

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By Gabriella Borter WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are due this week to discuss whether politicians, including President Joe Biden, should receive Communion while supporting abortion and LGBTQ rights, a debate that has divided the clergy and laid bare internal cultural rifts. As the second Catholic to serve as U.S. president, Biden, a Democrat, has alarmed some church leaders by supporting same-sex marriage and abortion rights, views they say are antithetical to church teachings. At their virtual annual meeting from Wednesday to Friday, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bisho…

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