Democrat State Senator Joe Cervantes of New Mexico says he was denied communion over his pro-abortion stance.
“I was denied communion last night by the Catholic bishop here in Las Cruces and based on my political office,” Cervantes tweeted.
“My new parish priest has indicated he will do the same after the last was run off. Please pray for church authorities as Catholicism transitions under Pope Francis,” he added.
Per The Blaze “Christopher Velasquez, a spokesperson for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces, told the Catholic News Agency that the church reached out to Cervantes to inform him about its stance against abortion. The church said he didn’t respond to its attempts to contact him.”
“Velasquez also denied that Cervantes was refused Communion because of his “political office,” but rather because he voted for pro-abortion legislation,” the report adds.