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CARDINAL FRANCIS ARINZE: STOP INTERCOMMUNION – Become Catholic to receive Holy Communion

CARDINAL FRANCIS ARINZE: STOP INTERCOMMUNION – Become Catholic to receive Holy Communion

Cdl. Arinze: Stop Intercommunion by Alexander Slavsky  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  May 25, 2018 BUCKFASTLEIGH, England (ChurchMilitant.com) – The former liturgy chief is saying no to intercommunion, reaffirming the Eucharist is only for Catholics in a state of grace.

In a Catholic News Service article Wednesday, Nigerian Cdl. Francis Arinze emphasized that extending Holy Communion to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics and non-Catholic spouses of Catholics poses a “serious” challenge to Church teaching.

His Eminence blasted the doctrinal ambiguities in Amoris Laetitia, the pope’s 2016 exhortation on marriage and the family, which have led dioceses around the world to open Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried.

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“If a person is divorced and remarried (without the first marriage being annulled) then there is a problem,” Arinze said, declaring it is Christ who taught this situation constitutes adultery.

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