German Priests Resist Bishop Over Intercommunion

Paderborn circle of priests declare Abp. Hans-Josef Becker’s directive ‘unacceptable’

PADERBORN, Germany ( – A group of faithful German priests is resisting their bishop over intercommunion with non-Catholics.

On Tuesday, an association of priests in the western German archdiocese of Paderborn issued a statement condemning Abp. Hans-Josef Becker’s decision to allow non-Catholic spouses of Catholics to receive Holy Communion on an individual basis.

“We note unanimously that this directive is unacceptable,” declared the priestly circle Communio Veritatis. Weiterlesen.