President BidenJoe BidenSuspect in FedEx shooting used two assault rifles he bought legally: police US, China say they are ‘committed’ to cooperating on climate change DC goes to the dogs — Major and Champ, that is MORE and first lady Jill BidenJill BidenDC goes to the dogs — Major and Champ, that is The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Tax March – Biden to Putin: Tough sanctions, straight talk Jill Biden to appear in ‘Sesame Street’ documentary MORE on Sunday attended the confirmation of their grandson Robert “Hunter” Biden, the White House told reporters.
Robert Biden is the son of the president’s late son, Beau Biden, who passed away in 2015 from brain cancer.
The first family left their long-time church, St. Joseph on the Brandywine, around 2 p.m. After the service, Jill Biden took a bouquet of flowers to the side of the church where their family graves are located, including Beau Biden’s.
After taking photos and talking at the front of the church the rest of the Biden family appeared to join the first lady at the gravesite.
Biden is the second Catholic U.S. president after former President Kennedy. Biden has regularly spoken of the importance of his faith, once calling it the “bedrock foundation of my life.”
President Biden, first lady and family depart church where grandson Hunter (Beau’s son) received sacrament of Confirmation. The president greeted other parishioners and posed for some photos in Wilmington. pic.twitter.com/k7tDhIIou2
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Biden has credited his faith with helping him through the losses of his first wife Neilia Biden and infant daughter Naomi who died in a car accident in 1972 that also left his two sons Beau and Hunter Biden severely injured and hospitalized.
Jill Biden has said that her own faith in the church was shaken for several years following the death of Beau Biden.
During a 2019 appearance on “The View” the First Lady said, “I know Joe’s faith has helped him through [Beau Biden’s death]… my faith was shaken. We all handle grief in very different ways.” She said a visit to a Black church in South Carolina later inspired her to return to the church.
On Election Day in 2020, the Bidens attended mass and visited the graves of family members, before closing out their presidential campaign.