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Vatican Bans Gluten-Free Bread for Holy Communion

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For a time, it looked like gluten-free Catholics might be able to take full communion with special gluten-free wafers.

But, gluten-free Catholics hoping to enjoy both the wine and the bread of a full communion had their hopes dashed this week, when the Church put the kibosh on gluten-free communion wafers.

The decision was announced in a letter to bishops by Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, and read, in part...

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The fullness of the Eucharist is found in the wine alone. glutenfreewatchdog did an article on the low gluten hosts recently. She tested a single host from the Benedictine sisters and found it to contain 0.0017 mg of gluten. Compare that to the 0.57mg found in a piece of gluten free bread. The amount of gluten you are exposed to is negligible if you take a low gluten host

Here's a good article to read....

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/amp/news/gluten-and-communion-whats-a-celiac-to-do-72220/

Catholics will never be denied participation in the Eucharist. 

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