Kennedy reveals letter

Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) continued the public back-and-forth with Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence on abortion and the Catholic Church by releasing a letter in 2007 where Bishop Tobin asked Rep. Kennedy not to receive Communion.

“The bishop instructed me not to take Communion and said that he has instructed the diocesan priests not to give me Communion," Kennedy told the Providence Journal.

But the Diocese of Providence immediately responded, saying that Bishop Tobin did not give instructions to priests and that Bishop Tobin kept the letter to the Congressman entirely private.
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