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Pope ‘must speak’ on theology of the Eucharist Premium

15 October 2015 | by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
 
Archbishop Heiner Koch of Berlin, the relator of the German-language group at the Synod on the Family, said it is crucial that the Pope emphasises that the Eucharist is a “celebration of forgiveness”.Speaking to katholisch.de at the end of the synod’s first week, the archbishop said he hoped for a “fundamental word” on basic theological issues such as the Eucharist as a celebration of forgiveness not only from the Synod, which was an advisory body without decision-making powers, but from Pope Francis himself.“The Eucharist … is for people who need strengthening and uplifting. How can it be that someone who has experienced marriage breakdown may never again partake of the Eucharist? To my mind, it is essential for the synod to say a fundamental wo




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