(RightWing.org) – David DePape, a 42-year-old Canadian, assaulted then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) husband, Paul Pelosi, at the couple’s San Francisco residence in late October 2022. A few days later, Right Wing reported that the incident raised serious questions regarding security measures at the home. A recent interview with the former speaker’s daughter indicated Pelosi might have an unconventional approach to remedying the situation.
On January 21, The New York Times published an opinion piece detailing Nancy Pelosi’s newly found freedom after stepping down as top House Democrat. The article discussed the brutal attack on Paul Pelosi, covering the usual background on the incident and the former Speaker’s thoughts.
Pelosi's daughter: "Over Thanksgiving, she had priests coming, trying to have an exorcism of the house and having prayer services.” https://t.co/DgLLX2nt7E
— Eddie Scarry (@eScarry) January 22, 2023
The op-ed also reported on the thoughts of Alexandra Pelosi, the youngest of Nancy and Paul Pelosi’s five children. Alexandra said she thought the attack “weighed heavily” on her mother’s soul. The daughter related that she had invited priests to the family home over the Thanksgiving holiday to “have an exorcism of the house… and prayer services.”
It remains unclear whether an actual exorcism occurred at the Pelosi home since the NY Times article didn’t provide further information about the claim. Additionally, the New York Post contacted Fr. Arturo Albano, a priest at Pelosi’s local parish. He said, as far as he knew, “no exorcism or priest services were [conducted] at her home.”
The NY Post theorized Nancy Pelosi may have reached out to clergy outside of the San Francisco region due to a recent proclamation from her Archdiocese.
In May 2022, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone notified Nancy Pelosi of his decision to ban the lawmaker from taking communion, citing her longstanding support for abortion rights.
— Andrew T. Walker (@andrewtwalk) May 20, 2022
Cordileone sent a letter to lay Catholics explaining that according to church law, individuals partaking in “manifest grave sin” cannot be “admitted to Holy Communion.” Cordileone also advised his decision was “purely pastoral” and had nothing to do with politics.
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