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Catholic bishops vote to reconsider giving Communion to pro-abortion politicians after debate over Biden

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A contentious debate in the Catholic Church about politicians like President Joe Biden who support abortion has led to a vote by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to reconsider the rules about who can receive Communion.

Church officials announced Friday afternoon that the bishops had voted 165 to 88 to draft a "formal statement on the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the Church." Six bishops abstained from the vote. Once completed, the statement could include guidelines for denying Communion to public officials.

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