Jundiai, Brazil, Feb 24, 2021 / 17:01 pm
The local bishop and the regional superior of a priest who last week attempted to concelebrate the Eucharist with a Protestant minister have removed the priest as pastor of his parish.
Fr. Jose Carlos Pedrini, a member of the Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo, was removed as pastor of Jundiai's Sacred Heart of Jesus parish.
"We sincerely regret the event that rightly created great confusion and division among the faithful," Bishop Vicente Costa of Jundiaí wrote Feb. 20. The bishop added that such active participation in the Mass by a non-Catholic minister "is not permitted by the norms of our Church."
It is a truth of revelation that the power of consecration of the Eucharist resides in a validly consecrated priest only.