Rudy Flouts Communion Ban at Pope Mass

He ignores ban, takes communion with wife No. 3
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Apr 20, 2008 7:15 AM CDT
One-time Republican presidential hopeful former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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(Newser) – Twice-divorced one-time GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani started angry tongues wagging yesterday when he received communion at the pope's mass, which is contrary to church rules. As a divorced Catholic, Giuliani is barred from receiving communion, yet he stepped up to the altar with wife No. 3 at St. Patrick's Cathedral. "He knows better," one miffed Catholic told the New York Daily News.