I posted yesterday a segment of the Vatican’s statement regarding the meeting of the Pope with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Today, the Catholic News Service (CNS) is reporting that a statement was distributed by Pelosi’s staff regarding her visit with the Pope. CNS indicates the statement was as follows:
“It is with great joy that my husband, Paul, and I met with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI today.
In our conversation, I had the opportunity to praise the church’s leadership in fighting poverty, hunger and global warming, as well as the Holy Father’s dedication to religious freedom and his upcoming trip and message to Israel.
I was proud to show His Holiness a photograph of my family’s papal visit in the 1950s, as well as a recent picture of our children and grandchildren.”
It would almost seem the two parties are making statements on two different conversations. Or perhaps stating their respective contributions to the meeting’s content?
What I am wondering about is how Mrs. Pelosi’s heart was changed. It is difficult to see how a personal meeting with the pope in which he speaks directly to you about anything of faith and morals, would not effect some change in one’s mind and heart.