The Catholic Church Says No to Gluten-Free Communion. Here’s Why.

The Washington Post’s Sarah Pulliam Bailey reports that a new Vatican letter to Catholic bishops reaffirms that communion bread and wafers must contain at least some gluten. She writes, “The letter drew attention from media outlets around the globe, but it actually reaffirmed earlier guidelines saying that bread and wafers must have at least some gluten in them.” She adds, “The Catholic Church teaches that the practice of the Eucharist should be in continuity with Jesus, who ate wheat bread and drank grape wine, describing them as his body and blood.”

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