The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, and her husband, businessman Paul Pelosi, abandoned the celebration of mass in the Church of St. Patrick in Rome on Saturday night due to a “security incident,” as reported by the rector of the church, Steven Petroff.
Near the church there were clashes between police and protesters against to the COVID passport in which the national headquarters of the Italian General Confederation of Labor (CGIL) union was attacked.
You probably heard or saw the ruckus. Unfortunately I guess there was a security incident and unfortunately President Pelosi and her husband had to leave, “said Petroff in a video posted on social networks.
“I was going to do our second reading today, but of course your safety is the most important thing,” explained Petroff, who has reported the concern about the demonstrations against the COVID passport that occurred on Saturday in the center of rome and the proximity to the church.
“It was the Pelosi security detachment that made her leave Mass for her own safety,” explained a journalist from the Catholic news agency CAN. Joan Lewis, who has rejected that Pelosi had been booed, as reported by some media.
Pelosi traveled to Rome on October 8 to deliver the keynote address at the opening session of the G20 Summit of Speakers of Parliaments. On Saturday he met with the Pope Francisco and other top Vatican officials.