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Taiwan's non-Catholic vice-president received Communion at canonization ceremonies

May 01, 2014

The vice president of Taiwan, who is not a Catholic, has come under criticism for receiving Communion during the canonization Mass for Popes John Paul II and John XXIII.

It is not clear whether Wu Den-yih was aware of Church rules regarding reception of the Eucharist. A veteran diplomat told the Taiwan Times, however, that visiting officials were always briefed on the Church’s rules.


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  • Posted by: Defender - May. 01, 2014 3:13 PM ET USA

    The president's delegation should not have received Communion either because of their pro-abortion views(et al). The bishops didn't seem to do anything about them, did they?