Today's Picture: Rep. Patrick Kennedy's Bishop, Thomas Tobin

Thomas Tobin, bishop of Providence, R.I., is in a public tiff with Rep. Patrick Kennedy over receiving Communion.

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By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

(AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

The Most Rev. Thomas Tobin, Roman Catholic bishop of Providence, greets parishioners yesterday in Riverside, R.I. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, a Rhode Island Democrat, says Tobin ordered him to stop taking Communion because of Kennedy's support for abortion rights, but the bishop says it was meant as a request.

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