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Catholic Church in Holy Land offers ‘Eucharistic hospitality’ for Eastern churches

November 04, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: The Catholic bishops of the Holy Land have issued ecumenical guidelines indicating that Catholic priests are authorized to administer the Eucharist, Penance, and the last rites to members of the Orthodox faithful who in need and are “adequately prepared.” Orthodox godparents are permitted for Catholic baptisms as well. The directive from the Catholic bishops emphasizes that Christians in the region, living together, should ordinarily “practice their faith and sacramental life in their own churches,” but recognize the common faith that they share.

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