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Vatican bans gluten-free bread for Holy Communion

Vatican bans gluten-free bread for Holy Communion”

Roman Catholics believe wine and bread served at the Eucharist are converted into the body and blood of Christ through a process known as transubstantiation.

Pope Francis has weighed in on the matter of religious bread-making by reminding his flock that the Body of Christ is not gluten-free.

The bread used by Catholics for holy communion can not be entirely gluten-free, the Vatican announced Saturday.

According to a BBC report, Roman Catholic Mass services will not be allowed to use gluten-free breads per the request of Pope Francis.

The bread should be unleavened (made without yeast) and pure wheat, made by persons who are competent and have integrity.

For people who cannot absorb of bread or of wine fermented, the bishops may allow the grape must or of communion wafers low gluten content, but not 100% gluten-free, on the grounds that it misrepresents the bread.

The letter also addressed norms regarding gluten-free hosts.

However, bread for holy communion can be made from genetically modified ingredients. It also instructs Catholics with Celiac Disease to partake in drinking "mustum", a pressed fruit drink.

The new rules are needed because the bread is now sold in supermarkets and on the internet, the cardinal said.

The ruling was announced in a letter to bishops by Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments. In 2003, the church ruled that the bread used should contain a "small quantity" of gluten.



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