In light of this week's news, the spinmeisters are already hard at work saying that no one at the Vatican knew who they were amongst all the visiting dignitaries who were also offered Communion, and anyway it's okay because the Pope didn't personally give them the Eucharist himself.
New Pope: No Communion for Pro-Abortion Politicians
Pope Francis I clear on denying Communion to those who facilitate in abortion
Despite abortion views, Biden, Pelosi receive communion in Vatican Mass [Catholic Caucus]
Does anyone have any pictures of Joe Biden or Nancy Pelosi receiving communion?
Pro-abortion Biden and Pelosi receive communion, but not from Pope at inaugural Mass
Will Pope Francis fulfill Benedict's legacy on abortion and Communion?
Biden and Pelosis In Your Face to Pope Francis
The man is BRAND NEW in the job. Maybe wait six months or a year to see where he’s headed.
rules, rules ~ always those ticky tacky rules used to excuse miscreants miscreanting ~ of course they knew where Biden and Pelosi were ~ surrounded with 75 heavily armed Secret Service agents