Pope does not object to communion in the hand
(11-22-2010, 02:07 PM)Ockham Wrote: Because the questions about Brother Roger's taking Communion would not go away, the Vatican made available in July an informal, unsigned statement of explanation.

The bottom line appeared to be: It was all an unfortunate mistake. Brother Roger, it seems, had been moved to a closer vantage point at the start of the Mass and had unwittingly ended up in the section reserved for those receiving Communion from the chief celebrant, Cardinal Ratzinger.

When he was wheeled forward, "it did not seem possible to refuse him the most Blessed Sacrament," the Vatican said.


The whole matter sounds like an unfortunate mistake.  I'm sure that then-Cardinal Ratzinger brought it up in his next confession.  By no means was this action laudable, but to suggest that it means that Pope Benedict thinks giving Communion to non-Catholics is OK is ridiculous.  Even Cardinals and Popes make mistakes and commit sins, just like the rest of us.

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Re: Pope does not object to communion in the hand - by LatinGuy - 11-22-2010, 02:15 PM

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