Vatican Media released this picture Saturday, showing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi having a sit-down with Pope Francis.
No word on what they discussed.
She was in Rome to deliver the keynote address at the opening session of the G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit.
The meeting comes days after her archbishop endorsed a “Rose and Rosary for Nancy” campaign and urged the faithful to pray for Pelosi over her support for abortion rights.
UPDATE, from CNS:
Pope Francis met privately at the Vatican Oct. 9 with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was in Rome to speak at a meeting of legislators from around the world in preparation for the U.N. climate summit.
The Vatican released photos of Pelosi’s meeting with the pope, but provided no details of the encounter, which took place before Pope Francis addressed the Pre-COP26 Parliamentary Meeting.
Pelosi, a Catholic, said in a statement that it was “a spiritual, personal and official honor” to have an audience with the pope.
“His Holiness’ leadership is a source of joy and hope for Catholics and for all people, challenging each of us to be good stewards of God’s creation, to act on climate, to embrace the refugee, the immigrant and the poor and to recognize the dignity and divinity in everyone,” her statement said.