From The New York Times:
Pope Francis weighed in on Wednesday on a debate roiling the Roman Catholic Church in the United States, where conservative bishops are pushing for guidelines that would deny communion to politicians, like President Biden, who support abortion rights.
“I have never refused the eucharist to anyone,” Francis said, though he added that he did not know of any instance when such a politician had come to him for Communion. Bishops, the Pope said, should be pastors, not politicians. It was the closest the Pope has come to addressing the issue head-on, although the Vatican in June warned conservative U.S. bishops to drop their push to deny Communion to Mr. Biden, who is only the second Roman Catholic to be president.