Sunday, November 22, 2009

Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy Barred from Receiving Holy Communion by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin

Kennedy: Barred from Communion

01:00 AM EST on Sunday, November 22, 2009

By John E. Mulligan

Journal Washington Bureau


WASHINGTON — Providence Bishop Thomas J. Tobin has forbidden Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy to receive the Roman Catholic sacrament of Holy Communion because of his advocacy of abortion rights, the Rhode Island Democrat said Friday.

"The bishop instructed me not to take Communion and said that he has instructed the diocesan priests not to give me Communion," Kennedy said in a telephone interview.

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