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Vatican: No Communion for Candidates Backing Abortion Rights

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Vatican: No Communion for Candidates Backing Abortion Rights

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Vatican: No Communion for Candidates Backing Abortion Rights

Vatican: No Communion for Candidates Backing Abortion Rights

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A top Vatican official says Catholic politicians who favor abortion rights for women should be denied communion, the most sacred act of faith for Catholics. The proposed Vatican policy could affect Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry, a Catholic who supports abortion rights. Hear NPR's Melissa Block and John Feuerherd of The National Catholic Reporter.

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