Since she is number three in succession to the President, it was considered a 'diplomatic' visit, not a personal one.
And the Vatican is also good at sending signals, folks.
Note that the Vatican released a statement--not Nancy--and here's what it said:
Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday told U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, a Catholic who supports abortion rights, that Catholic politicians have a duty to protect life "at all stages of its development," the Vatican said.
... The Vatican released remarks by the pope to Pelosi, saying Benedict spoke of the church's teaching "on the dignity of human life from conception to natural death." That is an expression often used by the pope when expressing opposition to abortion.
Benedict said all Catholics—especially legislators, jurists and political leaders—should work to create "a just system of laws capable of protecting human life at all stages of its development."
Pretty clear, no? B-16 smiled and delivered a lecture to QueenNancy. SHE 'could not be reached for comment.'
But there's more:
Pelosi could not immediately be reached after the 15-minute meeting, which was closed to reporters and photographers