Kenney: It’s “Not Christian” for Chaput to Deny Communion to Gay Couples

The war between the mayor and the archbishop continues.

Archbishop Charles Chaput, Mayor Jim Kenney

Photo of Archbishop Charles Chaput by Jeff Fusco

The Archbishop of Philadelphia isn’t acting very Christian-like — according to Mayor Jim Kenney, at least.

This month, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput released a set of rules that prohibit sexually active gay and unmarried couples from receiving communion.

This afternoon, Kenney responded on Twitter: “Jesus gave us gift of Holy Communion because he so loved us. All of us. Chaput’s actions are not Christian.”

Kenney and Chaput have clashed before. Before Pope Francis’s visit last September, Kenney tweeted: “The Arch don’t care about people. It’s about image and money. Pope Francis needs to kick some ass here!” Kenney, as he will tell you at public appearances, grew up in South Philly and attended St. Joe’s Prep.

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