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Medjugorje Bans Communion In The Hand

Archbishop Henryk Hoser, 76, the Pontifical Delegate for the shrine of Medjugorje, Bosnia, has forbidden Communion in the hand, writes the known Italian journalist David Murgia on his blog IlSegnoDiGiona.com (July 8).

Murgia recounts that the priest responsible for the Italian pilgrims told the faithful during the official 8 July Italian afternoon mass: "By the disposition of the pontifical delegate, of today it will only be possible to receive communion in the mouth. And no longer on the hands."

According to Murgia, the news was confirmed by other sources. The measure was taken to prevent the theft of consecrated hosts which are sold for up to 500 euros, he writes.

Murgia conducts a weekly show on the Italian Bishops' TV2000.

Picture: Henryk Hoser, © Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk, CC BY-NC-SA, #newsVghkxtmtlb
tbswv
How about banning Mejugorje!
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Deblette
No one will make you go there. I am sure you are being repelled for a reason.
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rhemes1582
Cardinal Bernardin would not be happy.
www.churchmilitant.com/…/vortex-bernardi… I`m told he worked very hard to bring that Horrible practice to the states.
No Communion in the hand!
Wesley12
Finally someone who gets it, thanks
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CatMuse
Is not communion in the hand by indult and not by right?
mystic
Correct. And almost every diocese has requested and acquired the indult. I presume Medjugorje as well.
Unless........
This diocese of Medjugorje never requested this indult.
Then that alone would be a message from God for the church.
Anyone?
mystic
What is the canonical base for this decision to be valid?

Suppose someone pops up in this church there and demands communion in the hand, then what?
Deny?
I presume this is the same as denying communion on the tongue.
Or deny communion when kneeling.
Or deny intinction.

Deny a right = Execution of evil power.
Deblette
The Church or Her Representatives decides what is or what is not allowed. Receiving in the hand was never proclaimed, it just creeped on it. If one would forfeit receiving Jesus because they can't receive Him in their hand, then they aren't really there for Jesus. This practice is one of the gravest errors ever. May it be banned throughout the world. No wonder most Catholics do not believe in …More
The Church or Her Representatives decides what is or what is not allowed. Receiving in the hand was never proclaimed, it just creeped on it. If one would forfeit receiving Jesus because they can't receive Him in their hand, then they aren't really there for Jesus. This practice is one of the gravest errors ever. May it be banned throughout the world. No wonder most Catholics do not believe in the Real Presence. By the way, it is not a RIGHT to receive the Eucharist. I can only presume you are not Catholic. Another reason to start restricting things.
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