CNA Staff, Oct 6, 2020 / 08:00 am
Poland's bishops said Tuesday that Catholics who opt to receive Holy Communion in the hand during the pandemic "cannot be accused of disrespecting the Eucharist."
The bishops made the comment Oct. 6 in a statement following their two-day plenary meeting in central Poland.
"The bishops recalled that people who, for various reasons, wished to receive Holy Communion in their hands with faith and veneration, cannot be accused of disrespecting the Eucharist. The Holy See accepts this way of giving the faithful the Lord's Body as worthy," the statement said.
The bishops' intervention came amid protests against Communion in the hand in Poland, where Catholics usually receive Communion on the tongue.