As swine flu spreads, some US dioceses mandate Communion in the hand
Catholic World News - May 01, 2009
Amid growing concern about a potential swine flu pandemic, the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Diocese of Fresno, Diocese of Portland (Maine), and Diocese of Brownsville are either urging or mandating that Holy Communion be distributed only in the hand. These dioceses-- and several others-- are also mandating or recommending that Holy Communion be distributed under only one species.
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