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Catholics

Abortion, abortion rights, Catholic Church, Catholics, Joe Biden, original reporting, Politics

Catholic bishops’ effort to deny Biden communion risks alienating church members, a majority of whom support abortion rights

Some US Catholic bishops expressed interest in denying Biden communion over his abortion stance. But polls show a majority of Catholics share Biden's view in support of abortion rights. The bishops could push Catholics further away at a time when church membership is already declining. See more stories on Insider's business page. The faith of the US's second-ever Catholic president became the subject of heated debate last month.The US Conference of Catholic Bishops gave the go-ahead on the drafting of a document that could bar President Joe Biden from receiving communion, because of his stance on abortion.Biden, one of the most rel...
Catholics, Health, Intestine, Laparoscopy, Pope Francis, Surgery, Vatican

Pope Francis will remain in the hospital for a week while recovering from intestinal surgery, the Vatican says

Pope Francis was alert and in good condition the day after undergoing intestinal surgery. He had a three-hour operation on Sunday that involved removing half of his colon, the AP reported. The Vatican expects him to be hospitalized for about seven days. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pope Francis is "in good general condition," the Vatican said in a statement Monday following the pope's intestinal surgery on Sunday. The 84-year-old pope underwent a three-hour operation that involved removing half of his colon, the AP reported. He is expected to stay hospitalized for about seven days — assumi...