The day after he was inaugurated, Cuomo received communion at an Albany church from Bishop Howard Hubbard. That move has drawn fire from a consultant to the Vatican’s highest court, Edward Peters, who attacked the governor’s living situation and said the bishop engaged in a “failure of pastoral care” by offering communion to the divorced governor.
“My religion is a private matter and I believe most people’s is. If they choose to keep their religion private they can. For me I choose to keep my religious practices private and not discuss it in the political arena,” Cuomo told reporters Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Bishop Hubbard said in a statement that “it is unfair and imprudent to make a pastoral judgment about a particular situation without knowing all the facts.”
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