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CDF rejects German bishops’ policy on intercommunion

April 18, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has rejected a policy approved by the German bishops’ conference, which would have allowed Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Communion in some cases. The CDF decision, which was approved by Pope Francis, was originally reported on the German news site Kathnet.

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  • Posted by: feedback - Apr. 19, 2018 9:03 AM ET USA

    That's a little bit of good news and a sign that the Holy Spirit does guide the Church. The question is whether German Bishops are willing to respect the decision.

  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Apr. 19, 2018 1:17 AM ET USA

    It is good for the Pope to be rigid every once in a while.