It was brief.
And so was the statement the Vatican Information Service issued afterward.
“Following the general audience the Holy Father briefly
greeted Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of
Representatives, together with her entourage.
“His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of
the natural moral law and the Church’s consistent teaching on the
dignity of human life from conception to natural death which enjoin all
Catholics, and especially legislators, jurists and those responsible
for the common good of society, to work in co-operation with all men
and women of good will in creating a just system of laws capable of
protecting human life at all stages of its development”.
Pray she listened.