Sunday, February 09, 2003

Cardinal George Upset at Sharpton Invitation

From the Chicago Sun Times:

Cardinal Francis George said Friday he "does not approve" of plans to have the Rev. Al Sharpton speak Sunday at St. Sabina Roman Catholic Church, noting the civil rights activist favors abortion rights and is a candidate for president.

Sharpton is scheduled to preach Sunday morning from St. Sabina's pulpit as part of the South Side parish's Black History Month celebration.

"The cardinal supports the celebration, but does not approve of the invitation because of the Rev. Sharpton's present political candidacy and his pro-abortion stance," a statement Friday by the Chicago archdiocese said.