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Vatican Rejects German Protestant Communion

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has sent a letter rejecting again a never published document of the German bishops’ which allows Protestant Communion.

According to Sandro Magister, the letter (May 25) is written by the Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Luis Ladaria and addressed to Munich Cardinal Reinhard Marx.

Ladaria writes that he spoke to Pope Francis on May 11 and May 24 and that Francis has called the German document “not ready for publication".

Ladaria gives three reasons:

• the [hasty] decision of the Germans regards the Church worldwide, not only Germany,
• the decision effects ecumenical relations with other Churches and ecclesial communities,
• the decision effects the interpretation of Church law, Canon 844, that allows Protestant Communion only in cases of “grave necessity” [imminent death]

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Sunamis 46
They said that document is NOT RIPE YET
to show to the public-
So behind our back the do it
Lisi Sterndorfer
A zig-zag tactical move in the Peronist mould?
Lisi Sterndorfer
It is hard to imagine a more total defeat for the ecumenism of indifference than this letter from this pope, in whom its advocates have placed such great hopes.
Joseph a' Christian
False Francis' homosexual bishop's are duplicitous.
They celebrated Martin Luther's 500th anniversary, with a lesbian lutheran "bishopette."
Christ's faithful are a remnant,
Shouldn't this same logic apply to Amoris Laetitia and the Communion question?
Your Eminence, Most Illustrious President!

At the end of our fraternal conversation on May 3, 2018 on the document "Mit Christus gehen…" [“Walking with Christ. On the path of unity. Interconfessional marriages and joint participation in the Eucharist. A pastoral guide from the German episcopal conference"] we determined together that I would inform the Holy Father about the meeting.

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