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Cardinal Turkson opposes denial of Communion for Biden

October 04, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Cardinal Peter Turkson, the prefect of the dicastery for Integral Human Development, told the National Catholic Reporter that President Joe Biden should not be denied Communion.

The cardinal said that Communion should be withheld only in “extreme” circumstances. “If you say somebody cannot receive Communion,” he said, “you are basically doing a judgment that you are in a state of sin.”

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  • Posted by: miketimmer499385 - Oct. 04, 2021 1:53 PM ET USA

    The breathtaking lack of proper catechesis, if not stupidity, in the likes of this clerical hierarch is indicative of why the Church is suffering the continual, if perhaps seeping, loss of faithful by the day. I won't leave the faith, but I have joined those who will direct financial support away from any and all bishops until a significant turn around occurs. Who in their rightly formed mind doesn't know that Biden at. al. are in a perilously sinful state as well as those who condone them.