The National Italian American Foundation dinner is in D.C. next week. Rudy Giuliani and Nancy Pelosi — two pro-abortion Catholics — are being honored.

And, according to National Review, the papal nuncio Archbishop Pietro Sambi — the Vatican’s official representative in the United States — is giving the invocation. Does his presence there on the dais appear as a sort of political/papal imprimatur for Giuliani and Pelosi?

What do you think is the proper thing to do? Should the papal nuncio attend? And if so, should he bring up abortion? Or should he politely decline?

I’m pretty sure I know what Archbishop Raymond Burke would do.