Germany’s bishops approve Communion for Protestant spouses


     Germany’s bishops have decided to allow the Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Holy Communion in individual cases

… the great majority of the German bishops approved

… it is not about a general admission, but a decision in individual cases

… the local priest has to assess whether or not there happens to be a “case of exception, in which a non-Catholic may receive Holy Communion

… the document does not mention that Protestants may receive Holy Communion only if they convert

… Cardinal Marx says that the Vatican’s approval is not necessary because it is only about a pastoral guide

… Always refer back to your baptism. “One faith, one baptism, one Lord”

… Cardinal Robert Sarah … A non-Catholic cannot receive Communion. That is very, very clear. It’s not a matter of following your conscience”



              baptism  –  Min. 10:19  ( English subtitles )