Lima, Apr. 17, 2008 (CWNews.com) - A Peruvian cardinal reports that he has banned the practice of receiving Communion in the hand.I can hear the cries of anguish already - OH! the wailing and gnashing of teeth this is sure to cause!
Speaking to the Italian web site Petrus, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne of Lima, Peru, said that in order to guard against abuses, "the best way to administer Communion is on the tongue...."
It's a wonderful thing to see attempts to restore reverence for the Most Blessed Sacrament! Some, however, oppose such efforts.