Rudy Giuliani may be trying to woo religious conservatives, but the former mayor all but took an oath of silence yesterday when asked if he was a practicing Catholic.
“My religious affiliation … and the degree to which I am a good or not so good Catholic, I prefer to leave to the priests,” the Republican presidential hopeful told a voter at a forum in Bettendorf, Iowa.
Another questioner mentioned President Bush’s success among Catholics and urged Giuliani to explain his faith. Again, Giuliani took a pass.
“That’s a matter of individual conscience,” Giuliani said. “I don’t think there should be a religious test for public office.”