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Brazilian archbishop distributes Holy Communion to Muslim sheikh at funeral Mass for cardinal

September 06, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: Archbishop Geremias Steinmetz of Londrina (Brazil) distributed Holy Communion to a Muslim sheikh at the funeral Mass of Cardinal Geraldo Majella Agnelo.

Archbishop Steinmetz said that the sheikh “deeply regretted what happened, since his desire was not to disrespect the Catholic Church.” The archbishop expressed no such regret for his own action.

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  • Posted by: IM4HIM - Sep. 06, 2023 12:04 PM ET USA

    When an Archbishop ignores a fundamental teaching of the Church he causes great scandal. Nowhere in the article does it appear that he apologized for the incident. But he's taking his cue from Pope Francis who won't admonish him in any way.