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The Congregation for Divine Worship seems to have confirmed Bishop Richard Stika’s decision to suspend communion on the tongue – but the Congregation’s head, or prefect, did not lend his signature to the controversial document.

By Pete Baklinski, LifeSiteNews, Dec. 11, 2020

Pete BaklinskiKNOXVILLE, Tennessee, December 11, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The signature of the Vatican’s liturgy chief is missing from a controversial letter signed by the secretary of the Vatican body that supervises worship and sacraments in the Church. The letter supports the decision of a U.S. bishop to ban reception of Holy Communion on the tongue in his diocese on account of the coronavirus outbreak.

In a letter from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments dated November 13, the Vatican dicastery stated it had “received and attentively studied” a petition from the faithful regarding a decision by Bishop Richard Stika of the Diocese of Knoxville, Tennessee, to ban Holy Communion on the tongue during the COVID-19 pandemic.  …

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