Pope Francis on the balcony of the U.S. Capitol with then-Vice President Joe Biden and then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi along with then-Speaker John Boehner and then-Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Sept. 24, 2015. (Evy Mages/Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) introduced President Joe Biden in a virtual appearance before the House Democrats’ 2021 Democratic Issues Conference, where she noted that “as a Catholic” she had enjoyed seeing Biden at the Vatican when Pope Francis was inaugurated.

On the global front, President Biden is a distinguished world leader who commands the respect of the allies and adversaries alike,” Pelosi said.

“I especially, personally enjoyed seeing–as a Catholic, I enjoyed seeing him received at the Vatican when the Pope was inaugurated, when Pope Francis was inaugurated,” she said.

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