Saturday, April 26, 2008

Peruvian Cardinal bans practice of Communion in the Hand

The NLM recently showed the new altar arrangement of this Peruvian, Cardinal, and now The Tablet reports that this same cardinal has banned Communion in hand:

A Peruvian cardinal has banned the practice of receiving Communion in the hand in his diocese to guard against devaluing the Eucharist, an Italian website has reported.

Opus Dei Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne told Petrus: "I maintain that the best way to administer Communion is on the tongue, so much so that in my diocese I have forbidden the host in the hand."

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