After S.F. archbishop’s denies Communion to Nancy Pelosi, Pope Francis upgrades ‘progressive’ San Diego bishop
Pope Francis named Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego as one of the 21 new cardinals on Sunday, passing over the higher-ranking archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone.
Francis made his announcement after delivering traditional Sunday remarks from the Apostolic Palace to the public in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, according to the Associated Press.
It was unclear whether Francis’ decision to pass over Cordileone was tied to Cordileone’s announcement that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would not be allowed to receive Communion because of her support for abortion rights