Biden v US Catholic bishops: Politics Weekly Extra

Last week the US Conference of Catholic Bishops voted to move foward with plans to draw up new guidance on the eucharist, which could see President Biden being banned from receiving communion due to his stance on abortion.

Why are they doing this? And what impact will it actually have? Jonathan Freedland speaks to Tom Perriello, the executive director of Open Society Foundations US about a piece he wrote last week condemning the move by the bishops.

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Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images. US President Joe Biden (C) and First Lady Jill Biden (L) speak with a priest as they leave St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church in Wilmington, Delaware, June 19, 2021.

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