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AFRICA: Archbishop Lwanga of Uganda bans receiving of Holy Communion in hands in new decree on Eucharist.

AFRICA: Archbishop Lwanga of Uganda bans receiving of Holy Communion in hands in new decree on Eucharist.

AFRICA, UGANDA
In a communication released on February,1, Archbishop Lwanga said the new decree stemmed from liturgical and canonical norms of the church that require him by law to fend off abuses in the liturgical life of the church. “Henceforth, it is forbidden to distribute or to receive Holy Communion in the hands. Mother Church enjoins us to hold the Most Holy Eucharist in the highest honor. Due to many reported instances of dishonoring the Eucharist that have been associated with reception of Eucharist in the hands, it is fitting to return to the more reverent method of receiving the Eucharist on the tongue,”Lwanga’s communication reads. The Kampala Archbishop Diocese further reaffirmed that those cohabiting and are involved in “grave” sins are not allowed to take Holy Commun...
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