The International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest was originally scheduled to take place in 2020 but was postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Frankfurt’s Cathedral of St. Bartholomew served as the site where Catholics and Protestants defied Church teaching against shared communion.
Bishop Bätzing, the bishop of Limburg, noted that he would celebrate Mass in Frankfurt Cathedral on Saturday, the day on which German Catholics and Protestants are invited to attend services in one another’s churches.
In his latest challenge to Rome’s authority, the president of the German bishops conference is publicly rejecting recent Vatican instructions regarding this issue.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Sources say that two senior cardinals wanted to bring the president of the German bishops’ conference to Rome for correction regarding his recent controversial comments, but were overruled by Pope Francis.
“The doors are open,” said Sternberg, who is also co-president of the German Church’s controversial “Synodal Way,” together with the German Catholic bishops’ conference president Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg.
In the four-page letter, the president of the German bishops’ conference told priests that there could be “no general, inter-denominational reception of the Eucharist” or “new forms of Eucharistic celebration.”
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) said in September that the proposal did not do justice to the Catholic understanding of the Church, the Eucharist, and Holy Orders.
The 57-page text advocated “reciprocal Eucharistic hospitality” between Catholics and Protestants, based on previous ecumenical agreements on the Eucharist and ministry.
Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer is one of the seven German bishops who opposed an orientation guide published by the German bishops’ conference that would permit Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Communion.