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Pope Francis did not change church teaching on the rules for receiving Communion, but rather assured people who are in difficult situations that the church cares for them and the mercy of God extends to them, a Nigerian cardinal said.
NCR Today: Pope Francis seems to be focusing on people and their needs, as the center of church decision making, while others seem to still be focused on a body of rules.
Soul Seeing: Cobbled together as the Mass is, in my heart I know that the risen Christ is there among all of us imperfect Catholics and random sinners.
Guidelines from the Vatican on the bread and wine for Eucharist affirm that completely gluten-free hosts continue to be "invalid matter for the celebration of the Eucharist."