CNA Staff, Nov 9, 2020 / 04:00 am
Bishop Georg Bätzing, president of the German bishops' conference, reaffirmed Sunday his view that intercommunion with Protestants should be possible, despite Vatican objections.
He made the comment in a Nov. 8 message to the Synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD).
"The community in faith, which is already ecumenically visible in many ways, aims at a unity that will also be able to be experienced as a communion in the Eucharistic and the Lord's Supper," Bätzing wrote in the message.
He said he considered it "good" that a document produced by the Ecumenical Study Group of Protestant and Catholic Theologians (ÖAK), called "Together at the Lord's Table," had "rekindled the debate on the remaining open questions on the way" to what the paper calls "reciprocal Eucharistic hospitality" between Catholics and Protestants.