London, England, Jun 14, 2021 / 03:30 am
Catholics in the English seaside town of St. Ives, Cornwall, were surprised Sunday to find the President of the United States at Mass in their parish church.
Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden attended the 9 a.m. Mass on June 13 at Sacred Heart and St. Ia Church, southwest England, on the final day of the G7 summit at Carbis Bay.
Biden, America’s second Catholic President after John F. Kennedy, and his wife spent around 30 minutes at the church amid tight security as England basked in a heatwave.
The celebrant Canon Philip Dyson told the PA news agency that the couple’s presence made him feel slightly nervous.