Rosie Perez had the camera squarely on her during Wednesday morning’s “The View” as she apologized for comments about the Catholic Church during a segment on the previous day’s show.
While discussing the Church’s stance on divorced parishioners, Perez said on Tuesday that divorced Catholics are not allowed to receive Holy Communion.
“I received a lot of responses about my statements regarding the Catholic Church’s stance on divorcees and holy communion,” Perez said Wednesday, “and some of them, I might say, were not very Christian-like. But I forgive you and I hope you forgive my faux pas too.”
Perez explained that the Church allows divorced Catholics to continue as full members and that they may receive communion if they don’t remarry or if they have their previous marriage annulled. She didn’t mention those details on Tuesday’s broadcast.
The other co-hosts of “The View” all spoke positively about Pope Francis, including Rosie O’Donnell who said of the pontiff, “I dig this guy.”
“He’s the first Pope to ever use the word ‘gay’ instead of ‘homosexual,’” O’Donnell said.
“That’s my man, Franny,” Whoopi Goldberg said. “I like him because he seems to have read the Book.”
Watch Perez’s apology from Wednesday’s “The View” above and the conversation that led to the apology from Tuesday’s show below.